Thanks to Steve Barker over at grayguy.co.uk for sending us this terrific optical.
Believe it or not these two beautiful close up pictures are both eyes. One can see and the other one cannot. If you click on each picture all will be revealed.
Here we have a great video on the work of Ron Mueck, a hyper-realistic sculptor. I was lucky enough to see some of Ron's work a few years back at the Satchi Gallery. I can assure you they are extremely realistic, I even asked one of them the way to the toilets!
Photo by Thomas Salva courtesy Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.
.We have put together this flash animation of how to draw an impossible triangle or Penrose triangle
We found a couple of beautiful pictures of a trees on the internet, but cannot find the originals, if you know who took them please let us know as we would like permission to use them. We then cut the pictures in half and mirrored them back on themselves. Now they reveal some lovely patterns some of which make us see faces in the trees
If you are an Optical Spy regular you will know we are not all about illusions. We just like pictures that make you think. So here we have something we put together that doesn't fall into any category other than 'what's going on here' What we really like is that the sky line at the bottom looks great in white!
We wondered if humans could differentiate between left and right eyes. So we put together a picture with someone who's eyes have been swapped over. What comes to light is that if the eyes are slightly tilted it is not immediately noticeable.
The Optical Spy Space Face combines Helix Nebula eyes an Andromeda Galaxy mouth with an impression of a Wormhole nose and Veil Nebula features and eyebrows.
Marilyn Monroe is famous throughout the world. But its not just her talents as a actress that she is famous for. She is also renowned for her iconic lips, which she often shows off with her trademark pout. And if these pictures are anything to go by, it seems this plant is also a fan of the former world famous icon.
This unusual plant appears to feature large red lips, just like Marilyn With a scientific name of Psychotria Elata, this species also goes by the fitting names of the Hot Lips Plant, Flower of Lips or even Hooker's Lips.
There is a couple of things to talk about here regarding this lovely photo of a guy juggling on the beach. Firstly is he juggling with three or four balls and secondly if its only three then is that the sun or the moon?
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