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  World Camouflage
Camouflage jacket with 2 upper patch pockets,2 lower patch pockets.
Serbian tiger stripe camouflage pattern winter parka with hood.
Yugoslav Army jigsaw camouflage pattern parka with hood.
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  Camouflage - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
In the animal world, camouflage is most commonly developed as a measure to allow the male of the species to cheat on his partner without her knowledge.
The male of the species can literally be bumping moosey uglies with another female within 10 feet of his partner and have her not notice due to his extreme camouflage and 10 foot penis.
The vehicle camouflage has increased leaps and bounds since Tomas Kain came up with his now-famous "Not Tank" rule, which states that anything marked "not _______" can simply not be seen by the brain as the thing which it is not.
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 Evolution: Library: Evolution of Camouflage
Another, more unusual variety of camouflage is "aggressive mimicry." Some insect populations have evolved to mimic another species' look or behavior, which allows them to get close enough to an unsuspecting bug to attack and eat it.
Like mimicry, camouflage can be "protective," to avoid the attention of predators, or "aggressive," to allay suspicion while the predator attacks its prey.
Similar to camouflage is disguise, in which the entire insect looks like a specific object, like a leaf or a twig that predators overlook.
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 Camouflage | Macmillan Animal Sciences
Camouflage is a form of deceptive coloration that is essential to the survival of most animals.
Countershading, a type of camouflage coloration in which the upper surfaces of an animal's body are more darkly pigmented than the lower areas, gives the animal's body a more uniform darkness and lack of depth relief because the underside of the body is shadowed.
Some animals camouflage themselves through mimicry by showing an imitative resemblance to inanimate objects in their environment, such as the leaves or twigs of a tree.
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Natural camouflage is vegetation or materials that are native to the given area.
Artificial camouflage is any material or substance that is produced for the purpose of coloring or covering something in order to conceal it.
Camouflage sticks or face paints are used to cover all exposed areas of skin such as face, hands, and the back of the neck.
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  Camouflage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Camouflage is the method which allows an otherwise visible organism or object to remain indiscernible from the surrounding environment.
The Bronze Horseman camouflaged from the German aircraft during the Siege of Leningrad (August 8, 1941).
Camouflage added to helmets was unofficially popular, but these were not mass-produced until the Germans began in 1916 to issue stahlhelme (steel helmets) in green, brown, or ochre.
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 Dazzle camouflage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dazzle camouflage had a very specific purpose, however, which was to make it difficult to estimate the target ship's speed and heading and so disrupt the performance of the visual rangefinders used for naval artillery at the time.
The invention of dazzle camouflage is credited to artist Norman Wilkinson, who was on Royal Navy patrol duty in the English Channel.
Dazzle camouflage was first implemented on the merchant ship SS Industry, and HMS Alsatian became the first dazzle painted Navy ship in August 1917.
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 Urban Camouflage
Camouflage colors and patterns (shapes) in a combat uniform fabric must provide the least amount of contrast between the soldier and his background.
Camouflage requirements for urban areas present a different challenge from those of woodland or desert terrains.
Camouflage effectiveness tests performed at night at one site where observers were looking through a third generation passive night vision device revealed that the fl flight suit performed well because of its high reflectance in the NIR against a painted urban background.
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The simplest camouflage technique is for an animal to match the "background" of its surroundings.
Since the ultimate goal of camouflage is to hide from other animals, the physiology and behavior of an animal's predators or prey is highly significant.
In most mammals, the camouflage coloration is in the fur, since this is the outermost layer of the body.
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 Howstuffworks "How Animal Camouflage Works"
One of the most widespread and varied adaptations is natural camouflage, an animal's ability to hide itself from predator and prey.
Paradoxophyla palmata, a narrow-headed frog native to Madagascar.
We'll look at a few sophisticated hiders who can change their camouflage in accordance with a change in their surroundings.
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 F-111 Experimental Camouflage Gallery
One of the classical problems with split upper/lower colour camouflage patterns is that when the aircraft banks away from a threat it exposes its belly, if the lower surface colour contrasts significantly with the background, it may compromise the aircraft's position and manoeuvre to a sharp eyed fighter pilot.
Initially camouflaged with a two tone green and sand upper surface, and very light grey belly, the aircraft would "flash" the "white" belly when banking steeply at low level and thus give away their position.
The split upper grey and lower blue or fl camouflages were used extensively by the RAF during the forties and fifties on a range of recce and strike aircraft.
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Camouflage isn't completely necessary, it just depends on what you're hunting and where you are hunting.
A mirror is essential when applying camouflage unless you use your car mirrors or don't mind some other man rubbing his fingers all over your face.
The game animals we are after all have natural camouflage and often elude us even when we are glassing through a pair of binoculars.
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 Shades of Green: Earth's Forests -- Camouflage and Chemical Defense
Camouflage provides an advantage both when trying to avoid predators, and when stalking prey--two situations in which an animal would want to be invisible.
Insects are the most well-known group to use camouflage, and since insects live surrounded by plants, they usually evolve plant-like forms as a camouflage.
For an insect to be effectively camouflaged through several seasons, it needs to be able to change its protective coloration.
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 All Sports Weddings
Camouflage ribbon surround a garter of white or ivory.
Camouflage Dog tag garter comes as a pair with a free camo toss garter.
Camouflage hunting and fishing garter, real camo satin ribbon with deer head embellishing the center of the garter; three catch of the day dangle from the center of the garter.
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When studying animal camouflage it is important to consider how their coverings offer protection in the animals' natural environments.
Many predators hunt in the dim light of dawn and dusk; at these times spots and stripes will assist camouflaged animals to meld into the long shadows of their surroundings.
Some have attempted to explain them as an example of camouflage, but a herd of fl and white zebra are very visible on the African grasslands.
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 Critter Camouflage
Once every student has been able to locate each of the creatures, explain that the animals are hard to find because they are using camouflage to blend into their surroundings.
Some animals use camouflage to hide from their enemies; others use it to go unnoticed as they search for food themselves.
Once students have experienced camouflage in action, discuss in more depth the different features that help to camouflage each of the animals they have seen. Here are the four main types of camouflage that animals use (some in combination).
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Unfortunately the concert in Poland was cancelled shortly before the intermission due to the severe weather conditions and power outage.
At this time it is uncertain, whether Camouflage will make up for the missed performance at next year's festival.
Camouflage will be supported by The Promise (formerly SFOR Crime).
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 Camouflage: album reviews and ratings   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Soon after, Oliver left the band, and Camouflage, just like their fellow newwave acts, took a step back and unwillingly maintained the lower profile synthpop bands held in the 90s.
"Camouflage entered the synth pop game when most people had already moved on, which spelled trouble for their 1989 sophomore album.
The total absence of acknowledged humor in Camouflage's material contrasted sharply with the vibrancy of the ensuing decade, and the album's widening addition of violins, saxophones, and guitars couldn't prevent the band from being forced into a prematurely outdated pigeonhole.
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Shortly after, Camouflage, only by the grace of God, at age 25, received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour, and is now ministering the Gospel himself.
Camouflage is well on his way to having a very successful ministry, and is preparing to release his critically acclaimed debut album, “Written In Blood”.
Camouflage has worked with such artist as Ras, Thi’sL, Strong Tower (as Locc Capone), and MC Till, who is currently featured on a song called “Hey Girl” that will be officially debuted on “Written In Blood”.
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 Striping and Camouflage in Horses   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Camouflage, or protective coloration, in horses and other animals has taken many forms.
In general, animals from forest or woodland environments tend to be darker, often with sections of the coat forming into spotted or striped patterns which mimic the effect of light filtering through trees.
Striping is believed to be the most ancient form of camouflage, and is believed to precede both spotted and monochrome type pattens.
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That was not the first use of camouflage paint by the U.S. military, but it was the first time it became the general practice.
When camouflage for general use on vehicles was introduced in the mid-1970s, the patterns called for four colors.
Camouflage uniforms were also used in World War II by both the Army and the Marine Corps.
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 Adaptive Coloration, Camouflage :: MRC :: Laboratory of Roger Hanlon
A primary defense against predators throughout the animal kingdom (and against the enemy during human warfare) is to avoid detection through camouflage.
A distinguishing feature of cephalopods is that individual animals can change their appearance with a speed and diversity unparalleled in the animal kingdom: we term this “rapid, neurally controlled polymorphism.” Some squids, octopuses and cuttlefish can show 30-50 different appearances.
An example of their versatility is that – unlike other animals that use one or a few mechanisms of camouflage – cephalopods use all six mechanisms.
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 Applications 1
Before the camouflage experts went to work, this factory - a model, for test purposes - was photographed from the air on conventional panchromatic film.
CAMOUFLAGE is the highly developed art of pulling the wool over an enemy's eyes...
Moreover, Infrared Film is able to penetrate through the haze of a "low-visibility" day, and return from a reconnaissance flight with pictures in clear detail.
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 The Bird Site: Ancient Birds
This camouflage provides birds with protection from predators, but it also can hide predators from prey.
Camouflage involves a close match in color and pattern between the bird's feather coat and its environment.
Camouflage may be enhanced by posture: the American Bittern's vertical brown stripes resemble dead reeds.
www.nhm.org /birds/guide/pg013.html   (198 words)

Camouflage helps disguise an animal so that it is less visable to preditors or prey.One of the most common ways is background color matching,which may take varius forms.Many helpless animals have
The Green red-eyed Leaf frog camouflages itself against the trees and plants on which it lives.
The bright color tells the preditor the frog is poisonous.The Poison is toxic to natural enemies,such as birds and small mammals,but rarely to humans.
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 Camouflage (ecology) - MSN Encarta
Camouflage (ecology) or Protective Coloration, in animals, concealment by blending in with the surroundings.
Patterns of color on skin, shell, or feathers serve as protection from predators.
camouflage in insects, see Insect: Defense; Leaf Insect; Peacock Butterfly; Checkerspot (Butterfly); Butterflies and Moths: Enemies and Defenses; Katydid; Lacewing; Leaf Insect; Metallic Wood Borer; Scale Insect; Underwing Moth
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 Lab Manual Exercise #10B
An interesting resident bird of the alpine tundra is remarkably camouflaged by seasonal coloration.
Two examples of camouflage in San Diego County: A canyon tree frog (Hyla arenicolor) on granodiorite canyan wall (left) and a desert horned lizard (Phrynosoma platyrhinos) on a sandy riverbed.
This camouflaged little bug (order Heteroptera) is a fierce predator and may capture insects much larger than itself.
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 Guillaume Morel :: Camouflage
But it is only at the XXth century that camouflage really appeared and was developed scientifically.
Today, every army has its own camouflage patterns for fighting in wooden fields, in deserts, during the night, in snowy zone, etc.
Finally, camouflage has been and is still fashionable for streetwear, and many more or less fancy declinations (but sometimes real success in terms of aesthetic) have been launched on the market: red urban/red tiger stripes, yellow urban/yellow tiger stripes, light blue urban, etc.
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 Nature Works-Deceptive Coloration   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Camouflage helps an organism blend in with its surroundings.
Camouflage can be colors or patterns or both.
The white fur of the polar bear is perfect for an arctic environment.
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