“Obstacles are those frightful things you can see
when you take your eyes off your goal.”
Jake has given us some fine examples of images which demonstrate ‘focused attention’. He defines it as “the cognitive process of selectively concentrating on one aspect of the environment while ignoring other things.”
I chose a few photos which to me suggest that something or someone is paying very close attention to the job in hand, to the exclusion of everything else.
This Great Blue Heron outside my house here in Florida, was obviously focusing on his next meal.
My sister-in law’s poodle, Luca, was keenly focused on the rabbit amongst the fairies and black cats in her mom’s back garden. She did make a dash for it, but of course that rabbit was very quick off the mark. 🙂
Little Max was fascinated by the ‘Remnants of Supernova’ exhibit at the Museum of Natural History in New York.
Back home in South Africa, this Vervet monkey was very focused on my bananas in the fruit bowl. Unfortunately for him, the door was closed.
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Wonderful selections! Great post!
Thanks so much, Naomi.
The Great Blue Heron’s bangs is awesome! 😀
So glad you approve, Rommel. 😀
Love the heron! And not so much the monkey… 😉
Thanks, Milka. Those monkeys can be rather intimidating. 🙂
You can see from Luca’s alert pose she’s not fooled by the rabbit masquerading as a cat 🙂
Always knew Poodles were smart .
Her mom says she’s the smartest of the lot. 🙂
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Excellent job Adin. All your shots did capture that moment of focused attention.. 😉
Thanks, Elizabeth. 🙂
Cute monkey, but Max is adorable!
Thanks, Gemma. As Max’s granny, I have to agree with you. 🙂
Love the GBH Sylvia!
Thanks, Phil. 🙂
Talking about focused!
Hehehe…..thanks so much. 🙂
hehehe! Love theVervet!
He’d give your squirrels a run for their money. 🙂
Most definitely 🙂
I’m obviously not focussing hard enough because I can’t see the rabbit!
It’s just to the right of the black cat on the left. 🙂
I see it now! 🙂
Great pics AD. The only animal I have ever had looking in my patio window was a javelina. 🙂
I had to Google javelina. That’s too funny., LuAnn. 🙂
Great shot of the blue heron! Love the monkey. 🙂
Thanks so much, Amy. Those monkeys are very cheeky. 🙂
Wonderful post… lovely pictures. Thank you for visiting my blog – gave me a chance to see your nice blog here. Thanks also for the follow. 🙂
Thanks so much, mj. 🙂
Thank monkey photo … great and the dog and rabbit, wise dog. *smile
Thanks, Viveka. 🙂
My Swenglish is really bad .. don’t understand what I have replayed to you .. glad you understood me. So sorry.
No problem. I got the gist, and your English is 100% better than my Swedish. 😀
Learning Swedish is .. not easy. *smile feel sorry for all immigrants that comes to us. Meet one young man the other evening while waiting on the train .. he was from Syria – only lived here 3 months and we could have a full conversions. Fantastic – told him too. Also told him to let his wife learn Swedish, so she doesn’t become so isolated – but they want their wife’s at home, but he promised me that she will learn Swedish too. Lovely.
Some people have a real gift for picking up languages. His wife will really battle though, unless she’s allowed to go out and meet people that she can chat to.
I know .. my friend in Vienna, she talks 6 languages and writes 5. Amazing …
Great pics AD 😀
Thanks, Chris. 🙂
I really love this post my friend.,stunning photography as always thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much, Jake. 🙂
Love that quote – just perfect
Thanks, Susan. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
Your little primate friend looks too cute AD 😉
And young Max, a real post stealer that one!!
Thanks, 68. Two little ‘monkeys’ on my post. 🙂
Thes pictures are perfect. I love the Poodle head 🙂
Thanks so much, Hopestar. 🙂 Hugs.
Funny that it’s almost all animals – we could learn a thing or two.
Good point, Tilly. 🙂
You enjoy some intresting visitors Sylvia. Lovely pictures! 🙂
Thanks, Adrian. 🙂
You do have some lovely neighbours
Yes, I also think so, but I don’t want them in the house. 🙂
The heron is brilliant, but I love the hopeful monkey, I imagine they can be a pest.
Thanks, Gilly. Yes, those monkeys are a good reason for keeping doors and windows closed. 🙂
oh the monkey, the glass, the bananas out of reach – so we feel sometimes too, isn’t it?
Yes, I guess you;re so right, ft. 🙂
Wonderful! The heron is a better shot, but I love the poodle somehow 🙂
Thanks, Madhu. I’m quite proud of my heron shot. 🙂
Rightly so AD 🙂
I’m amazed you had a Vervet monkey at your back door! Do they drop by often? 😉
All these pics are great. I love Luca watching the rabbit – there’s a lot of focused attention in that one 😀
Yes, we have whole troupes of them running over the roofs and scavenging when anyone leaves a door or window open. Luca is such a great dog. 🙂
Wow! I thought the possums were bad at our old place – they made a lot of noise on the roof, but monkeys would be much louder!
Great photo of the heron.. and the monkey makes me think of Mount Edgecombe estate in Durbs…..
Thanks so much, bdt. I really enjoyed that monkey series on TV a while back. 😀
I love the stories. I think my fav is the heron. How often can one get such a great bird picture?!!! 🙂
Thanks, Marsha. If I sat outside on my patio for a few hours every day, I could get a whole collection of amazing bird photos. I still have to figure how to snap them in flight thought. I suppose if I read up on it, I would manage. 😀
You would! You can do anything you set your mind on, Sylvia. You are wonder woman!!! 🙂
Max and the monkey are just plain cute!!
Thanks so much, Lynne. I’m not sure which is the most mischievous. 🙂
Good morning! How are you my friend .this post i big and have Beautiful shots ,Have a nice night,
Good morning, Stefan. Thanks for your lovely comment. 🙂
I love the varies in your yard!
Thanks, Jasmine. The monkeys can be a real nuisance but they have the cutest little faces. 🙂
Beautiful shots!!! Blue Heron is amazing!!!
Thanks so much, RV. He was very good, and stood still for quite a while. 🙂
Every photo has a story! Love stopping by…
Thanks so much, Rebecca. 🙂
That blue heron is amazing!
Thanks, Cathy. 🙂
Love the monkey.
I felt sorry for him out in the rain. 🙂