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By on July 18, 2010, with 30 Comments

Old time viewers will probably experience some form of deja vu, but there is no harm repeating good stuff! Even the motive is a little different in today’s photo. So, how would you react if someone was trying to convince you that both of the peacocks in the painting below are exactly the same? I’m not talking about dimensions here, what I’m saying is that both of the peacocks are in the same color. Don’t believe me? Try expanding the solution below. Then you’ll see how this very same image looks like if we remove the background.

Peacock Brothers Illusion

Peacock Brothers Illusion

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30 Responses
  1. Fred says:

    Now this is an indisputable illusion. At first glance it would appear that the color of the lower bird is the same gradient as the background. There are similar examples of this but it caught me off guard. I fell for it.

  2. Gregory Padilla says:

    He’s a witch!

  3. lancet says:

    this is very cool!

  4. Vizard says:

    wowwww…loved it. i bite the dust thinking of the size..but u hit me with the color….! bongggggggg!!!

  5. AmsterdamMan says:

    allrigght,, nice one! but i still dont believe that the fet are in the same coulor… :-) XD

    probz from hollanda! keep doing ya thangz,, we love ya site!!

  6. Me says:

    Wow that’s really cool!

  7. Andrew says:

    ummmm

  8. Luver.of.Pie says:

    Wow. Amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. Even with the piece being the same color, one still appears larger than the other. Very interesting optical illusion. Very good.

  10. Magic! I had to check the solution, and I should know better, as I’m an artist!

  11. t says:

    This is a fine example of an art technique using contrasting colors. Artists can force the viewer’s perception of colors into unfamiliar territory. Vincent was an abuser of this technique to a most satisfying end.

  12. Greeng11 says:

    Little mistake on d top feathers of the peackocks head (dif coulors in d midle) but other dan dat they look egxactly d same.

  13. Andrew Barks says:

    at fist you see no illusion but with the solution its painfully obvious how confused your mind really is

  14. jojo says:

    Great illusion once again but it would be better if the solution works as a gif or animation, as if the background was removed in a faded animation you know…i think the impact you be better…

    Thank you for the time and the great posts once again!!

    Jo

  15. orangeoz says:

    cooooool!!!

  16. ky says:

    truthfully, i couldnt see it, but i knew they would b the same color… but this was good.

  17. Unidentified says:

    i dont see it

  18. lizzie says:

    AWESOME! thats really good, and actually with the background you can also sorta see how they are kinda the same…still really good! :P

    first comment YEAH!

  19. San Diego Bob says:

    I didn’t believe it so I printed the image and cut out the birds with an exacto knife. I can interchange them and the darker one is always on top. My wife thought it was slight of hand, so I numbered them 1 and 2. Now she believes. Awesome!

    Too much time on my hands!

  20. Lol says:

    XD i saw it, it just looks different because of the shade of the background.

  21. This is a great, a true optical illusion. Nice job, love your site.

  22. this is probably the best illusion ive seen since i became a fan 2 years ago!

  23. Jacques Kuun says:

    Fantastic

  24. CaityJ Macs says:

    This appears to be a mistake… or in other words, a real TURKEY! If both birds were truly colored the same as shown, e.g., both had blue legs & feet, one of the them (the bottom one in this example) would have feet that disappeared into the blue background. Since this didn’t happen, who’s the PEACOCK who decided to fool so many folks?

  25. CaityJ Macs says:

    I also think Fred (7/18) is mistaken in his assessment. Even if the gradient of the colors is slightly different between the birds and the background, the bottom bird’s legs would still not show up as ochre, as is shown. Right, Fred?

  26. Jacob says:

    AWESOME!!! *claps enthusiastically* and to Greeng11 it was the background caught in the feather’s not the feather’s themselves

  27. gadgetgurl100 says:

    Whoa!!

  28. Chaotika Dementia says:

    Nothing new here :p

  29. Schnuck says:

    Exactly! The one on the top has blue feet, the bottom one’s feet are ocre… I already printed out the boxes to find out they are different, so I guess if I tried it with these peacocks, the same thing would happen. People are soooo naiv, they believe everything on the internet ;)

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