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Finding faces in stuff

 
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Humans are so good at recognizing faces, we see them everywhere.

Found these cuties in the leaf scars of a walnut start.

Where do you find faces?
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Close up, sorry it's not quite in focus
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Leaf scars faces
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Leaf scars faces
 
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My old pony was resting in dappled shade on a rare Welsh sunny day, and revealed not a face, but a bearded man and his long-haired partner.

 
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Amy Arnett: Those look like sheep to me! Cool, I didn't know walnuts had sheep...
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There was a famous Australian children's author named May Gibbs who used native bush plants as characters in her stories. A common villain in these books were the 'Big Bad Banksia Men'.

Banksia are a large and varied species of shrub/tree that occurs throughout the continent. They have distinctive flower cones. When these cones dry the seed casings protrude and look like closed eyes, when a bushfire blows through the casings open to release the seeds - they then look like evil little beings with eyes wide open!

Walking through the bush seeing these things does bring a smile to my face.

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The fully formed flower spike
The fully formed flower spike
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The Big Bad Banksia Man ... CAREFUL, HE'S EASILY WOKEN!
The Big Bad Banksia Man ... CAREFUL, HE'S EASILY WOKEN!
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The Big Bad Banksia Man - TOO LATE, HE SEES YOU!
The Big Bad Banksia Man - TOO LATE, HE SEES YOU!
 
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I see them all the time on barns and houses.  When someone puts two windows on the gable end for eyes.  Then if there's a door below for the mouth it's perfect.

Got these images off the internets but it gives the idea:


 
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Baby Face Orchids



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Monkey Face Orchids



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Anne: I looked up the baby face orchid, didn't think it was real... hit a comment on Amazon  

So-enlarge the photo and look at the stitch marks. This is a quilt with embroidered eyes and stitching going all around the ruffles. It's a scam. Not a real orchid- why do you think you only see this exact same photo every time? And never the flower from other angles or growing on a plant. If they can't give you a genus species to research, don't trust it. If you can see STITCHING, you need to hit the fabric store for that orchid!

 I blew up the photo, and yup, sewing machine stitching. Crud. Awesome picture, but I won't buy seeds :) Rats, I was all interested!  

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I don't believe every thing I find on ebay.  It was just fun finding things with faces! Especially since this is the point of this thread. BTW, I think they may have done the sewing to make an effective picture for the ads.

I decided to google to see what I could find.

Dracula simia  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracula_simia

Dracula simia, called also monkey orchid or the monkey-like Dracula, is an epiphytic orchid originally described in the genus Masdevallia, but later moved to the genus Dracula. The arrangement of column, petals and lip strongly resembles a monkey's face. The plant blooms at any season with several flowers on the inflorescence that open successively. Flowers are fragrant with the scent of a ripe orange.





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Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526 or 1527 – 11 July 1593)

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Found this in a cut stone retaining wall.
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It's a cheap trick to use the mirror setting in photo app (and some color saturation), but it's fun. Reveals that there are faces between the seams and nature is watching us, from beyond the veil.
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Miatake deity
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:I see them all the time on barns and houses.  When someone puts two windows on the gable end for eyes.  Then if there's a door below for the mouth it's perfect.

Got these images off the internets but it gives the idea:




I do that all the time, especially with barns!

Don't have any pictures, but you know that thin paneling posing as wood that was so popular in the 70s? I see faces in the woodgrain patterns and knots sometimes. Once lived in a house with a bathroom that had terrible paneling (don't know what it was made of) doing a bad imitation of marble...there were several faces in that stuff.
 
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Molly Kay wrote:
Don't have any pictures, but you know that thin paneling posing as wood that was so popular in the 70s? I see faces in the woodgrain patterns and knots sometimes. Once lived in a house with a bathroom that had terrible paneling (don't know what it was made of) doing a bad imitation of marble...there were several faces in that stuff.



I know exactly what you are talking about!
This guy lives in my bathroom. "Is he aghast or just yawning?" is what I think when I'm doing my business.

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Face in the paneling.
Face in the paneling.
 
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Rodney Webb wrote:It's a cheap trick to use the mirror setting in photo app (and some color saturation), but it's fun. Reveals that there are faces between the seams and nature is watching us, from beyond the veil.



Anyone else notice the Buddha figure sitting on top of the mushroom picture?

Also, yeah, I am a human mammal too, see patterns/faces everywhere, from the patches of sky seen through distant trees, to the knock-down wall texture on the bathroom wall as I sit staring at it while... well, you know.
 
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Spotted this guy on a walk the other day.
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I found one a couple weeks ago in New Zealand.  If it was in the US I'd've suspected it was artificial since it was so damn perfect.  

I hereby present the first president of the US in peeling paint on the side of a boat house:
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They're everywhere, in the dust balls in the corners, in the grass everywhere... ;-)
 
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Had to post walnuts again as they look even cuter with their spring hairdos.
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This tree trunk in Ueno park, Tokyo:
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