Tuesday, June 15, 2010

How to hide in plain sight

Can You See Me?

Underwater Operation

Some of the soldiers from the Amphibious Regiment at the Haninge garrison were nearly impossible to spot. And that's how they like it. But I decided to prove them wrong! Proof No. 1 is the marine on the first photo. He is there, but you can't really see him, so you can't be 100% sure that he really is there! For that he can thank his ghillie suit. The diver on the second photo is also tricky to spot. He is a frogman. And is often out on dangerous underwater operations. But I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of him and that is proof No. 2.

16 comments:

Jacob said...

You sure fooled them! Isn't war fun?

Re your comment on Cedar Key: some people in this country are under the false impression that flying a flag makes them "patriotic."

Leif Hagen said...

The guy in the top photo seems to be wearing the latest in green fashion from NK department store in Stockholm! I wonder what the sale price was?

brattcat said...

This is an excellent little series you've got going here.

Olivier said...

impressionnante la tenue de camouflage, de vrai cameleon

Irina said...

I always thought that when they camouflaged themselves it was more live decoration, no real reason. Now I see it really works, they are hidden. (Of course not from your camera!)
And another girls' thought: looks like this brown cream damages the facial skin very much:-).
I hate war.

Peter said...

not posting today? can see anything.

VP said...

I hope a dog can see the difference or the poor marine is doomed...

Steffe said...

Ha ha, you can't fool me!

Anything you buy at NK will dig a deep hole in your wallet Leif!

We all hate war and the things leading up to them Irina.

You need to put on those special eyeglasses to see this post correctly Peter.

I did meet a Military dog here so I think that is the case Mr. Poet.

AB said...

Half man, half bird!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

This is different. I guess it might be warm to wear. He does look smart in the outfit.

Saretta said...

That first photo is slightly unnerving!

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Nice shot of military men. We prefer to see them, like that with a smily face !!!

Bloggin in PA said...

That is some serious camo!

JM said...

Very cool post! I like both the Tree Man and Frog shots! :-)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I like this picture a lot. Nice smile, fun. That boat (ship?) above is very impressive, I am going to save it to show my husband.

Kat said...

I really enjoy your photos of people doing everyday things, or events such as this. It's an interesting read. Cheers!