Here’s the tiger!

Here’s the tiger–yawning–from the photo taken by Michelle Pearce and posted earlier. Did you spot the sleepy felid?



  1. rickflick
    Posted April 10, 2017 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    This moves my win rate to up over 5%. I’m happy. Also, temps(NY) will be above 80F tomorrow…spring is in the air. 😎

  2. Richard Bond
    Posted April 10, 2017 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    I cannot see the tiger, even when it is marked by a small circle. I cannot see the racer snake. I fact, I cannot recall ever finding any of the “spot the…” subjects. Somewhere I read recently that this abysmal performance reflects some aspect of my personality and my approach to problem solving. I have an excellent track record in the latter over half a century in the semiconductor industry. Ironically, that includes a fine ability in visual analysis of possible defects.

    Any comments?

    • Michael Fisher
      Posted April 10, 2017 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

      Your inability to ‘see’ patterns as having meaning [in a visual context representing an object] may be an advantage in many situations! e.g. in a noisy visual field you aren’t going to be fooled/overwhelmed/distracted by false positives. Presumably you don’t experience apophenia such as the Man in the Moon & thus you can contemplate the Moon with Spock-like dispassion?
      Perhaps that served you well re semiconductor defects?

      An old friend from my military days was an ace spotter of camouflaged people/vehicles/installations. His ability partially sprung from colour blindness [can’t remember which type] that enabled him to concentrate on other cues such as shadowing.

      How are you at visual illusions? How are you at other forms of pattern recognition [cryptic crossword clues, word puns, musical form etc]?

      • Richard Bond
        Posted April 11, 2017 at 4:25 am | Permalink

        Thanks for your interesting suggestions; I shall consider them further. I am absolutely terrible at cryptic crosswords. As for apophenia, I can find faces and animals in clouds if I set out to do so (I am curious about why people fall for the effects of pareidolia), but they do not force themselves on me. I have just remembered something that might be relevant: once in some psychometric tests I achieved the highest score for data rationality that the tester had ever seen. Once again, thanks.

  3. Posted April 10, 2017 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    The funny thing is, there are actually two! Well, probably three, since the mum is known to have two cubs. The one cub is somewhat visible straight down from the yawning tigress: the orange, stripy blur. And there’s a dead wild boar too…

    • Michael Fisher
      Posted April 10, 2017 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

      @Michelle I like your ‘expressionisms’ very much, the darker hued ones that is

      Do you sell prints of your art?

      • Posted April 10, 2017 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

        Thanks. I do; contact me if there is something specific you are interested in.(

        • Michael Fisher
          Posted April 10, 2017 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

          OK. Thanks. Email in a mo.

  4. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted April 10, 2017 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Oh, it’s a *white* tiger! (Or over-exposed by sunlight into apparent whiteness). I was expecting orange.

    Darn hard to see, even when I blow up the pic with the circle.


    • nurnord
      Posted April 11, 2017 at 4:57 am | Permalink

      Well, the sunlight/photography and whatever else may play a part. But, tigers ‘are’ (don’t know how to do italics) white pretty much along the entire underside !
      I, on a 40” tv, and zoomed in, can make out the orange bits around the outline and on the upper surfaces of the paws.
      Also, quite opposed to you, those teeth at normal pic size make it impossible ‘not’ (yeah, italics again) to spot !
      See here for that underside….0…1.1.64.img..4.5.408.0.P0t60dzptOw#tbm=isch&q=tiger+on+back&imgrc=PhEmV5O3FmOckM:&spf=397

  5. Newish Gnu
    Posted April 10, 2017 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    I’ve mentioned my color blindness before. This was pretty amusing. Didn’t see the red circle at all. Studied the photo. Decided the tiger was just to the right of the tree trunk on the right. Scrolled down to find the reveal. Hey, no reveal photo! Went back up. Looked really, really hard and finally found the red circle. Tiger? Not a chance I’d see that.

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