Thursday, January 7, 2010

The other side of the dam

I have the feeling I am a spy or paparazzi when equip with a camera. I zoom in and zoom out to scout the surrounding for new discoveries, or to disclose the secrets of the Nature. Isn’t that exciting to know secrets?

When I sat beside the dam playing with my camera last Sunday Morning, I thought I saw something weird on the other side of the dam. I zoomed in. I could not conclude whether it was a piece of dead wood, an abandoned statue, a dead or living monitor lizard.

It stayed still like a piece of wood, but was shaped like a statue, pale beige in color, and never looked like a living lizard at all.

It was too far away for me to throw stones, and I found no way to go over there in order to clear my doubt. As long as I could not find the answer, my uneasiness continued. I kept focusing my camera at this “thing” hoping that it would move, but this tug of war was far too long and tedious for me to go through before knowing something extra.

What is your best suggestion to solve my, again, trivial problem? To help myself, I shall come back this weekend. A week period must be long enough to decide whether it is a dead or living thing.

Time will give me the answer, or you yourself maybe the time if you can. Can you?

21 comments:

fufu said...

that's a huge lizard btw Ö anyway.. i wish to have a better lens so i could yoom in and out like you löl

Pacey said...

Yay! that's a big lizard, could be an alligator too. LOL!

Kirigalpoththa said...

It surely looks like a croc!

Icy BC said...

You've disabled the enlargement of the photo, or else I could cheat and tell you the answer, but it looks like a huge crocodile..

betchai said...

haha, i am with the rest, it looks like a croc to me :)

Diane AZ said...

It looks so real, but like you say, time will tell you the answer. A live creature won't stand in the same position for a week. Even if it is a statue, it's still mysterious.

Mike said...

Unfortunately I still can't zoom in on your images so my guess is a tree trunk. Of course it could be a Monitor too!

maricar said...

i can just say it's an alligator, gosh! did i see "Ö" in fufu's comment? hey! fufu! wie geht's Dir?! ;)

SquirrelQueen said...

It does look like a croc or lizard, I wish I could enlarge the photo. Now you have made me really curious Rainfield. I want to know too so you must go back and find the answer, please.

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

I can't see clearly from your picture. Too bad my eyes cannot zoom in and zoom out, eventhought I wear spectacles with special lens also cannot do that! But then, by next week, this 'thing' may have disappeared from sight. So how? :P

rainfield61 said...

fufu: When I wrote about zoom in and out, I thought about Mr. Bean who played with his video cam.

Pacey: Haha, it could be only one of them.

Kirigalpoththa: You maybe right. A croc used to rest like a piece of dead wood. Does anyone behave like this too?

Icy BC: Blogger has disabled the enlargement of the photo, but it is fun for this time that you won't be able to cheat(?). But actualy I cannot tell whether it is a croc or not.

betchai: Let's see. I must go back to find it out, it is too adventuruos right now.

Diane: Time is a good teacher. She will tell the answer, but am I that wiser to get it?

Mike: Sorry for that again, I really can't figure it out.
By the way, you have your guess.

maricar: I hope I can understand German.Ö? wie geht's Dir? Does it mean alligator? LOL.

SquirrelQueen: Be careful. Curiousity kills the cat, but you are not a cat, at least.

Autumn Belle: If one day your eyes can zoom in and zoom out, you must have the supernatural power. You must be a superwoman. You must be able to solve most of my problem!!

VanillaSeven said...

Is that monitor lizard? too small to see it clearly. Almost hope you have a boat when you took it rainfield :)

life ramblings said...

it's hard to figure out what that thing is but it looks pretty creepy.

Ayie said...

Hi Rainfield! Happy weekend!

huge lizard you got there~!

George said...

I'm interested in learning what you find out when you return. It certainly looks like a crocodile to me.

Glennis said...

My guess is a tree branch, but then I am not used of the possibility of it being a huge lizard, which would be much more exciting.

Ratty said...

Very interesting problem! It looks like a creature in the pictures. Maybe if you try taking a very close look at your original pictures, you can find out what it is. Your place in the pictures looks like my lake that I visit.

Sharkbytes said...

Beats me! But if it's alive I'm glad it's on the other side of that water. It's big!

Anonymous said...

Everybody in the cyber world can be one spy to another.. ONly want to be or not.. Cheers to you to be a better paparazzi or so ever SPY you are in.

Mei Teng said...

That dead piece of wood looked like a croc! Haha...we scare ourselves sometime.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Rainfield, it certainly looks like a croc or aligator to me. I would be way too afraid to check it out. I'm not that adventurous. If you do however please be careful.