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Old 9th November 2011, 01:59 PM   #41
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Careful now... you are on the verge of inventing the liquid metal cyborg from Terminator 2.
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Old 9th November 2011, 04:37 PM   #42
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Drop #4


Little Orphan Annie, of course. With a goiter.
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Old 9th November 2011, 06:52 PM   #43
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I'm starting to suspect there's a phallic symbol in all these pictures...

Or, in my head.
Or, both?
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Old 9th November 2011, 08:28 PM   #44
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Drop #5



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Old 12th November 2011, 06:59 PM   #45
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Oops.
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File Type: jpg Daffy Dodge.jpg (45.3 KB, 6 views)
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Old 15th November 2011, 02:46 PM   #46
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you should sell your drops on ebay. could easily make some millions.
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Old 15th November 2011, 02:50 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by satakas View Post
you should sell your drops on ebay. could easily make some millions.
If only they could be quick-frozen.
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Old 15th November 2011, 05:11 PM   #48
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naah...doesn't matter until you've gor photo evidence of that they look like something else...like some country or whatever. people go nuts about this kind of things, as we already have seen countless of times. me and my wife also discussed about founding a company: we would buy tons of potatoe chips and observe them closely to find any resemblance with anything else and then auction them on ebay. i wonder, why we didn't do it for real though....
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Old 18th November 2011, 12:32 AM   #49
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Originally Posted by fishbait View Post
Here's a shot of a water drop I blasted with a .22 calibre pellet gun. The timing on this took a bit of engineering.
WoW. Nice Work.
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Old 18th November 2011, 07:30 AM   #50
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Originally Posted by OnlyTellsTruths View Post
WoW. Nice Work.
Thanks, OTT. I have a gigantic thread of images at NikonCafe if you want to see more hi-speed ballistic shots.

Here's a milk-filled balloon shot with a pistol

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Old 22nd November 2011, 01:45 PM   #51
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Not quite pareidolia, but misperception: As I was driving this afternoon, I had stopped at an intersection before making a right turn. I looked to the left to see if any cars were approaching, and I saw an enormous bird, far bigger than an eagle, flying overhead. It was close to the car, and I glimpsed it for only an instant, against a cloudy gray sky.

Then it passed over the car and I could see it through the windshield to the right. On that side were trees near the street, and now I could see what the bird was: an ordinary crow. My first glimpse, without any reference points, made me think the bird was twenty feet or more over my head. When I got my bearings, I realized the crow had sailed over at no more than five feet or so above me.

Made me feel weird for just a few seconds, though.
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Old 26th November 2011, 12:56 AM   #52
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I see Frieza in the mysterious area in the China desert. It was obviously engineered by Dragon Ball Z fans.

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Old 5th June 2012, 07:57 PM   #53
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Transit of Venus.


or...


Re-Harachte, god of Sun


Solar image credit: NASA/SDO/Helioviewer.org
View here: http://bit.ly/LwthJu

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Old 31st March 2017, 06:14 AM   #54
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Sometimes things look really weird in the middle of the night, especially with blurry contacts still in. I'm glad I have my phone nearby so I can prove to myself I didn't imagine it.


(I didn't think it was distinct enough to warrant its own thread, and there are several of them. I just bumped the one that had the most posts.)
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Old 5th April 2017, 07:43 AM   #55
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What "it" are you referring to there?
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Old 5th April 2017, 07:46 AM   #56
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When i was a kid we used to pour drops of molten lead into cold water and shapes very much like these would be frozen in lead.
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Old 6th April 2017, 07:26 PM   #57
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Awesome pics and impressive work to get them! Very cool!!!
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Old 6th April 2017, 08:24 PM   #58
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Originally Posted by carlitos View Post
What "it" are you referring to there?
To my not too clearly focused eyes, it looked like the profile of the leaning-over gargoyle from a Jonny Quest episode I've seen many times.
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Old 7th April 2017, 04:41 AM   #59
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Originally Posted by GT/CS View Post
You folks need help.
Why would anybody need help for seeing a pareidolic penis? Why lots of people think that sexuality and sex-related things are bad?
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Old 7th April 2017, 07:23 AM   #60
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Originally Posted by Noriabooks View Post
Why would anybody need help for seeing a pareidolic penis? Why lots of people think that sexuality and sex-related things are bad?
Maybe it was the pic including the faces with mouths and tongues from poster River in post #4? Maybe that was stretching pareidolia just a smidge?
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Old 7th April 2017, 08:08 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by MostlyDead View Post
Maybe it was the pic including the faces with mouths and tongues from poster River in post #4? Maybe that was stretching pareidolia just a smidge?
Actually my question is much broader than just that one example.
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Old 8th April 2017, 09:53 AM   #62
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Why lots of people think that jokes are serious commentary?
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Old 8th April 2017, 11:40 AM   #63
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Originally Posted by fishbait View Post
One of my hobbies is hi-speed micro photography. I have photographed hundreds of water drops as they fall into still water then rebound as a column of water with a perfect sphere at the top. Occasionally, for various reasons, the rebounding water column will be disturbed and form random shapes. More often than not, I see a distinct recognizable shape in the water which is sometimes uncanny.

I thought it might be interesting to see what others see in these random drop images.

Drop #1
What I see:
Profile of Charles Darwin

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...g?t=1292367176


Crop of #1
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...g?t=1292367302
Uhm, no. I se nothing. Sorry.

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Old 11th April 2017, 12:55 AM   #64
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Originally Posted by fishbait View Post
I've shot hundreds of 2 drop collisions. The timing is critical!

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...g?t=1278432404
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Photographing a 2 drop collision while holding the dish in my hand required steely-eyed yogic concentration!

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...g?t=1279043816
Wonderful pictures, but the first thing I noticed is that fishbait might not be human; what appears to be a hand seems to have one thumb like digit and three finger like digits. These pictures are clearly products of alien technology!
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Old 12th April 2017, 12:30 PM   #65
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Originally Posted by Planigale View Post
Wonderful pictures, but the first thing I noticed is that fishbait might not be human; what appears to be a hand seems to have one thumb like digit and three finger like digits. These pictures are clearly products of alien technology!
One thumb and three fingers? Not aliens, just Disney cartoon characters.
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Old 12th April 2017, 12:42 PM   #66
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Old 12th April 2017, 12:54 PM   #67
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The Evil Clown from the new retelling of Stephen King's "IT"?
or
A very relaxed sleeping dog?
Either way, I'm letting it lie...

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