The centre of interest or activity
Now, as a lot of us bloggers are, by default it seems, also amateur photographers, I’m guessing most of the posts this week will focus on the photographic version of ‘focus’…see how I did that?
Aaaaand, I hate to say that besides the clever use of the word ‘focus’ above, I didn’t think much outside that box this week. But that’s mainly because I had a photo that I really wanted to use. Even if it is…typical.
But what makes this picture different, is that it also is an example of pareidolia. And since, like me, you probably have no idea what that word means, I will explain and you’ll say to yourself, “Oh, yeah!”
Pareidolia is the tendency to see faces in inanimate objects. Now, this picture does not have a human face and is not an inanimate object but according to Blogger Loophole #343, which states that anything close to the truth is the truth because we “read it on the internet”, I’m allowed to bend the rules as I see fit.
So, without further ado, here is my contribution to this week’s challenge.
Moth with lion face.
Now, is it just me, or does it look like there’s a lion face on the back of this moth?
Not moth, real lion.
I’m sure I’m not the only one to notice faces on insects; it seems everything has a disguise these days. There are the butterflies with ‘eyes’ on their wings, spiders that mimic ants, and bloggers that pretend to be actual writers. (Not me, of course.)
I’d also like to brag about how I purposely zeroed in on that ‘lion’ on the moth’s back and deliberately left the rest of the picture out of focus. But, to be honest, I’m just trying to figure out my new macro lens and combined with my whatever-the-opposite-of-20/20-eyesight-is, I was just shooting a hail mary. A great photographer once told me, you’ll take a hundred pictures just to get that one.
There’s my ‘one’…hope you like it.