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Old December 11, 2014, 05:58 PM   #1
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do you see the snipers?

http://www.wired.com/2014/03/hidden-snipers/

[Mod]Check out these cool pics and sharpen your observation skills by seeing if you can spot the sniper in the photo.[Mod]

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Old December 11, 2014, 06:29 PM   #2
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I know my eyes are old,,,

I know my eyes are old,,,
But I didn't pick even one out of the background.

Dang!

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Old December 11, 2014, 06:51 PM   #3
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Don't feel bad, me neither, guess we are dead now. I need one of those arrows that say You are Here.

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Old December 11, 2014, 06:54 PM   #4
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I found 3...but it was tough. They certainly could be hidden well enough to get a shot off without being spotted, and if they were to employ a decoy of some sort for when counter-productive forces made their move then they likely could hit them too.
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Old December 11, 2014, 07:24 PM   #5
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I found less than half, and that was only because I could stare at the monitor and knew there was a man somewhere in the frame. Just walking along minding my own business, I wouldn't have seen any of them. Well, except for two. The one guy next to the tree was obvious and the other guy in the grass was the only dark spot in a light field. The others were well hidden, though.
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Old December 11, 2014, 07:30 PM   #6
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Without reading any captions after the first one, I actually "guessed" right 4 times. I saw no telltale signs though. Only something that looked off or like a ghillie suit looks.

Two were obvious to me but I still saw nothing concrete. I didn't actually think they would be there because it seemed too obvious to me.
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Old December 11, 2014, 09:45 PM   #7
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I found one. It was the one on the left side of the tree and looked like a stump. I couldn't see a couple of them even after they circled.
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Old December 11, 2014, 09:48 PM   #8
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I saw this 2-3 years ago. Couldn't find them then and couldn't find them now.

However like deer hunting, I think I saw some others that they didn't circle.

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Old December 11, 2014, 10:16 PM   #9
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Just a couple for me.
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Old December 11, 2014, 10:19 PM   #10
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I got six.

But, If you can see the snipers?

They aren't very good snipers!

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Old December 11, 2014, 11:29 PM   #11
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saw four,

and all four had a similar flaw in how the sniper was concealed, the spot they were in either exposed the line of the barrel or it's muzzle in someway, or there was a not quite natural line to the camo the guy chose
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Old December 12, 2014, 12:52 AM   #12
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I got just over half...6 out of 10...some were really good (the one with the 3 pictures was outstanding)

The trick is to not stare at a spot but to take in the whole and pick out what doesn't fit...it is a lot like seeing at night
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Old December 12, 2014, 10:26 AM   #13
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Like looking for subliminal pics in an advertisement. The less you concentrate the easier they are to see. Just let your eyes see, and stop trying to se something.
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Old December 12, 2014, 10:43 AM   #14
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Very talented camouflaging, I found only one. This is a prime example why all decent thermal imagers are export restricted in ITAR regulations...
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Old December 12, 2014, 10:55 AM   #15
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If I didn't know I was supposed to see a sniper, I wouldn't have seen any of them.
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Old December 12, 2014, 11:18 AM   #16
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exactly. I spotted a couple only because I knew i was looking for a sniper, and happened to spot a dark spot or something. If I thought I was looking at a landscape pic, I'd assume it was a rock or some such.
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Old December 12, 2014, 05:06 PM   #17
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I didn't even see anything that looked unusual, even after they identified it with the red circle !!!! I only got one, and that was a wild-ass guess. As stated above, these guys were only spotted by any of us here, because you, "knew there was a man somewhere in the frame". In the real world, not one in a million would've spotted those guys ( or I should say, little smudges on the screen,LOL)
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Old December 14, 2014, 12:15 AM   #18
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I didn't do very well at all, I only found 4 of the 10...
AND, I really didn't "SEE" them, I just picked something that looked slightly out of place.
If I didn't know I was looking for a hidden person I would have never known anything was a miss.
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Old December 14, 2014, 12:28 AM   #19
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I spotted them all within 3 seconds and would have countersniper all of them with my .338 Lapua Magnum tactical semi auto.

IN MY DREAMS.

Actually after a great deal of staring I got a headache and went to go make a turkey sandwich. Guess they all would have killed me LOL!
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Old December 14, 2014, 04:23 AM   #20
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With the knowledge that there was SOMEBODY there to look for, I actually did pretty good.

I also spend a decent amount of time in the woods, so things like trampled grass and bent branches kind of stick out to me.

My g/f woke up as I opened the page. We looked together.

A few of the images I spotted them immediately.

A few of the images I said, "If I was trying to ambush someone, I would hide here." The circle appeared in the area I indicated.

The three picture one totally got me, I would have been dead. I was WAY off!
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Old December 14, 2014, 11:44 AM   #21
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Old December 14, 2014, 09:06 PM   #22
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I was able to "guess" lucky twice. Those guys are doing everything right and very concealed with their set ups.
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Old December 15, 2014, 09:58 AM   #23
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I found 4 but it wasn't easy! With camouflage that good your only hope is that they have a FTF!
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Old December 15, 2014, 02:26 PM   #24
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Not one was in a tree.
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Old December 15, 2014, 11:58 PM   #25
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All I see is an advertisement for a watch... What do I win?
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