#105 – The Tail That Wasn’t There

Photo taken: January 1, 2017

Here’s another photo that’s made….. well, maybe not great, but certainly interesting… due to an illusion of photography.  Geez, what happened to this guy’s tail?  You can see right through it like some kind of kinky lingerie.  Given that this photo was taken when squirrels are rocking their full winter fur, it shouldn’t be possible for their tails to be transparent.  But the squirrel is much quicker than the eye… even the camera’s eye, and so this photo managed to capture both a glimpse of the tail’s original position, and the background scenery that was quickly revealed when the tail moved elsewhere while the shutter was still open.  That’s certainly a better explanation than this squirrel merely being a ghost, right?

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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9 Responses to #105 – The Tail That Wasn’t There

  1. it looks like a ghost tail ;o) or maybe the squirrel is a ghost?

  2. It’s a classic “veil tail”……thin, wispy, almost an illusion but there nonetheless. By the way – “kinky lingerie” ??? Hmm…….


  3. draliman says:

    Maybe his tail’s in a state of quantum flux. I know all about that, having watched endless episodes of Star Trek and whatnot. His transporter chief needs to restore his pattern from the buffer waffle waffle waffle…

  4. The motion of the tail, so you see both parts of the movement. I’ve gotten that with people walking or kids running sometimes. I always wish I could do it on purpose.

  5. Nows you see it, nows you…ok, you still see it, but what a beaut in motion. 🐿

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