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Look Out! - Eye Spy #22 | by Kiki FL
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Look Out! - Eye Spy #22

Messing around with the new phone and Ricky blinked and moved. You can see the nictitating membrane over his eye. See below for an explanation from Wikipedia:

 

The nictitating membrane (from Latin nictare, to blink) is a transparent or translucent third eyelid present in some animals that can be drawn across the eye for protection and to moisten it while maintaining visibility. Some reptiles, birds, and sharks have a full nictitating membrane; in many mammals, there is a small vestigial remnant of the membrane in the corner of the eye. Some mammals, such as camels, polar bears, seals, and aardvarks, have a full nictitating membrane. It is often called a third eyelid or haw and may be referred to as the plica semilunaris or palpebra tertia in scientific terminology.

 

Update: I was trying to take a nice close-up of Ricky, but he wiggled, but I kind of liked the picture, so decided to make a composite. The loud speakers in the corner are from the Daytona International Speedway, and the texture I won't be able to properly credit because I have several hundred and have no idea where they all came from. Sorry... The rest was done with layer styles and blend modes.

 

Oh, and the title comes from an early 1960s song recorded by The Bonzo Dog Band.

 

BTW, The Samsung Galaxy S II is a pretty nice phone...just for the record... :)

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Taken on January 31, 2012