Pareidolia – Birds

Pareidolia – “The word is derived from the Greek words para, meaning something faulty, wrong, instead of, and the noun eidōlon, meaning image, form or shape. Pareidolia is a type of apophenia, which is a more generalized term for seeing patterns in random data.” ~ Live Science – Pareidolia


pareidolia - birds

The Daily Post Photo Challenge for this week is Faces, a perfect match for the driftwood I found lying on the beach of the Delaware River in National Park, NJ this past weekend.

Do you see the faces of two birds? I do. I couldn’t leave these pieces of river-drift just lying on the beach to wash back out with the next tide. I don’t know exactly what I will do with them, but I’ve seen some stunning examples of driftwood painted for display. I am wondering if these birds need a bit of paint, or perhaps some feathers. Hmmm…what do you think? Paint, feathers or left au natural???

Pareidolia – Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge – The Number One

I enjoy taking part in Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge from time to time. Check out her wonderful blog and the entries listed in the comment section. The challenge for this week is the number one.

“We are starting a new series of topics and it’s is all about numbers. This week’s topic is One Item or the Number 1.”


My entry in the challenge is “One Rock With Many Faces,” a perfect example of Pareidolia. How many faces can you find in my one rock.