posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 09:01 PM
Excellent thread, really good collaborative ideas.
In regard to tropical "bush" settings, I've noticed that a lot of our native foliage is brilliant green and with a somewhat waxy surface. That
might tend one toward a semi-reflective bright green camoflague array, but that would be a mistake, IMO. What you want to appear like is the
interstecies between the bright foliage -- muted grays and almost-black. Thus what really works here, is gray, charcoal gray with random splashes
of brown and some green. OD is not common here, and sticks out like a sore thumb.
I can meld into the bush wearing street clothes. The secret to that is just stillness, and changing your shape into that of sometihng that the human
species doesn't identify as human. Example: When we move, what prints us as humans is the scissors action of our legs. If we move more slowly
than humans walk, and change the step to a shorter one -- all the while making our movements random -- we have a better chance to avoid detection.
reply to post by pteridine
You're absolutely right Pteridine... The rods of your eye -- mostly away from the center -- while less receptive toward color, are more sensitive
toward light, and especially in poor light can discern things that straight-on view cannot see.