The photographs show the effectiveness of the newer type 3d camouflage - These poncho type camouflage suits are very good at close range and do not need the considerable amount of additional natural vegetation and greenery that a traditional Ghillie suit requires for close quarter camouflage - if you click on the thumbnails you will be able to study the larger higher quality picture and judge for yourself how effective these suits are - most photographs are taken from around 5 meters to enable the camera to have a chance of recording a decipherable image of the camouflage
The video clips below will give you an idea of a real time observation - the subjects break cover after 10 seconds - see if you can find them before the times runs out
One of the subjects is holding a sniper rifle replica which has a wrap of normal green leaf camouflage netting - it works surprisingly well with the suit
The camouflage suits have the same infra-red signature as natural vegitation but do not fair very well under FLIR as they are very lightweight and designed for use in a tropical climate so the heat signature is not muted as with a traditional Hessian/burlap ghillie suit
See Video Below
This page contains both examples of camouflage tailored to BB combat survival games and the sniper type camo where you stay hidden for hours and the observers can be within a few meters of the camouflaged person or object. BB camo only needs to work for a couple of seconds - enough time for me to see you before you see me and pull the trigger. The sniper camouflage must be able to defeat an observer actively looking for the camouflaged person or object
The photographs on this page are provided for close examination of the area concerned - a luxury you do not have in a real life situation - the photograph gives you a frame and stationary view frozen in time where you can examine the area for any minute differences in shade, shape and shadow. A more realistic approach to view the effectiveness of the camouflage types is to view it on video. The videos are shot to give as near to a real time view of an area as possible so that a reasonable assessment of the camouflage system can be made. I recommend viewing the videos and then viewing the still photographs to examine the areas in detail - Remember that in all photographs and videos taken, the camouflaged subject is looking directly at the camera (the observer) and are not simply hiding behind an object or bush. The idea is to be able to tag the observer with being seen.
The photographs above show the effect of concealment, the first picture head on, picture 2 to the left and finally picture 3 from the left. The weapon is clearly visible in picture 3, a small scrim over the weapon would make a lot of difference to the visibility. Even with this the subject is very difficult to see at 30m if there is no movement. Concealment is vital if you do not have a camouflage system that will change your basic human shape - later in the page you will see examples of ghillie suits and bush rags that will enable you to "unseen in plain sight" of the observer