Jake’s theme: Focused attention.

“Obstacles are those frightful things you can see
when you take your eyes off your goal.”
~Henry Ford

Jake has given us some fine examples of images which demonstrate ‘focused attention’.Β  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. πŸ™‚


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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82 comments on “Jake’s theme: Focused attention.

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  2. You can see from Luca’s alert pose she’s not fooled by the rabbit masquerading as a cat πŸ™‚
    Always knew Poodles were smart .

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  4. 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. πŸ™‚

      • 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.

  5. I’m amazed you had a Vervet monkey at your back door! Do they drop by often? πŸ˜‰

    All these pics are great. I love Luca watching the rabbit – there’s a lot of focused attention in that one πŸ˜€

    • 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. πŸ˜€

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