Eclectic Corner #4 Guessing Game

Eclectic-Corner-Heat-Medum Eclectic Corner #4

Guessing Game

Hello there, Happy New Year and here we are at Number 4 of Eclectic Corner.

As we had such fun last time with the Guessing Game I thought I would do another one this week.

I am not sure whether my ‘Entry’ for it is considered easier or harder than last time, to me easier, but then I am often wrong!

For Ecletic Corner #3 we concentrated on ‘Resolutions’ whether you are for or against it, I invited you to put some words in and a visual prompt.  It was quite a variety of reads and I thank everyone who entered.

I was quite humbled by the entries, firstly due to the fact that people would put time in to do this over the Festive Break and also I think reactions to this are quite personal, a little insight in to someone, so really a big thank you from the bottom of my heart to those who shared.

If you missed out reading about this and want to catch up, please click the links below:

Eclectic Corner #3

InLinkz for Eclectic Corner #3


A little shout out for all the wonderful entrants of last time, I have put below links to their blogs, not the specific posts, so you can see what they are up to here and now:-

Farmer Farthing


My Own Private Idaho

Musings of a frequently flying scientist

Blog it or lose it

Sarah’s little kitchen

Randoms by a Random

Belgian Streets

Mixed Bag

Martha Stout

(this houses all the lovely entrants, so if you pop here you will get to blog hop and say hi to all and see what they did, well worth setting some time aside for 🙂


So here we are back to a ‘Guessing Game’ and a bit of  ‘Photography’.

The challenge is to photograph something that depicts the subject matter of ‘Protection/Protective’.

The aim of the photograph is that firstly the person guessing does have a chance of getting it right but not too easily.

Try to see if you can take a photograph that will need the least editing possible.  The idea being to use angles, light, shadow & to perhaps find something even mundane that one can make look extraordinary or complex.

The end result being that when the guessing is finally over those trying to work  out will slap their thigh and say “I can’t believe it was something so simple, I just couldn’t see it, but now it’s obvious”. 🙂

Subject matter – Protection/Protective

the act of protecting or the state of being protected; preservation from injury or harm.


My Entry

Eclectic Corner #4 Guessing Game

Eclectic Corner #4 Guessing Game

Can you guess what the above is?

Please place your guesses in the comments section below the answers of which will be posted on Saturday 24th January, this gives everyone time to post their entries and for the guessing to begin!

Please either put something similar above and edit your post on the 24th or you could of course write a new post with the answer!

Remember to tag your post Eclectic Corner so others can find you and to link back in your post to this one, you can find the Eclectic Corner badge below 🙂


There are no winners, no prizes, it’s not a competition, perhaps one could say the winning is in the posting of something fantastic or knowing that you had fun guessing it, perhaps correctly 😉

Have fun socializing with each other, I shall be popping by to each and every one of you having a guess.

I really look forward to seeing your entries and trying to guess what it is with all our other ‘Eclectic’ bloggers.

Justine xx

If you wish to re-familiarise yourself with what ‘Eclectic Corner’ is about please click here.

Please click the Eclectic Corner button below to join this weeks Guessing Game.  This will take you to the InLinkz page where all entries will be gathered together so you can blog hop to everyone and have some guessing time fun. 


  108 comments for “Eclectic Corner #4 Guessing Game

  1. January 13, 2015 at 6:48 AM

    I shall offer a guess, if I may.

    It is a picture of the Martian landscape.

    Liked by 2 people

    • January 13, 2015 at 11:15 AM

      haha your funny! I can see that, little aliens popping up left, right and centre, a very good guess but can you guess now what I might say?

      I am afraid it is wrong lol xxx

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  2. January 13, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Ooo, it looks like a crab’s shell!! xx

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    • January 13, 2015 at 11:19 AM

      Does it? Hrmmm I can neither confirm nor deny, perhaps I might have to sniff it to see if your right! You will have to wait til Sat to see if your right or wrong, or perhaps you want to guess again? grins and laughs x

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  3. January 13, 2015 at 10:59 AM

    My guess is cling film put over something warm and we’re seeing the water droplets of condensation.
    Pick the scientist 😉

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    • January 13, 2015 at 11:09 AM

      haha! On first glance, I thought that it looks like a glass lid covering something hot inside 😛

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      • January 13, 2015 at 11:10 AM

        And, I’m definitely NO scientist!!

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        • January 13, 2015 at 11:26 AM

          lol, maybe there is a scientist lurking in us all somewhere! That sounds kinda freaky

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          • January 13, 2015 at 1:37 PM

            I guess so – baking and cooking up new recipes, is always an experiment! 😀


      • January 13, 2015 at 11:14 AM

        You know what they say about great minds! 😉

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        • January 13, 2015 at 11:27 AM

          haha you two! Now do not collaboratte please on guesses not entries otherwise i can see you coming up with something wild!!!

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        • January 13, 2015 at 1:48 PM

          What a lovely compliment, Desleyjane! 😀

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      • January 13, 2015 at 11:26 AM

        hah that is the cook in you i think, hehe a second guess perhaps? And come along and put an entry in i would love to see what you come up with x

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    • January 13, 2015 at 11:22 AM

      oh wow, now that is almost beautiful lol. Heck you confused me though haha. I think I want to see a picture of that, which tells you that your wonderful guess is wrong heeh x

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  4. January 13, 2015 at 12:46 PM

    I’ve got it! It’s eczema.
    Right? I’m totally right, right?
    I’m sorry I haven’t been participating Justine, but photography is just not my thing. I’m no good at visual stuff, in fact, I may be actually and lawfully retarded on that side of the brain. Plus, I just haven’t been around. My apologies. How about a writing prompt? I might be able to do that…

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    • January 13, 2015 at 12:56 PM

      haha, you got me laughing, i am not sure whether i was mean’t to laugh at your guess or not, but i did, but i apologize if i was not meant to..haha..ooops i did it again.

      Dont’ worry about apologizing, I would love to do a writing prompt, I have a photo in mind, maybe the one in two weeks will, i did the guessing as it was so popular last time, Mind you the last couple have been writing plus photography but pick and mix….but yup def writing one next time 🙂 Hope things get less manic for you 😀 xx


      • January 14, 2015 at 12:24 PM

        You’re always allowed to laugh at me. Everyone needs a purpose, after all. I haven’t been around for a month or so, sick with a nasty bronchitis and Christmas. That’s probably a verified disorder in some places, or it should be.
        “I have Christmas.”
        “Ooooooh. You should lie down for a while.”

        I knew it probably wasn’t eczema. I’m the only one who would have put up a picture of some poor soul’s eczema.

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        • January 14, 2015 at 4:02 PM

          oh crickey you poor thing bein gill and yes i had that for a couple of years on the trot and thought it was some kind of conspiracy so i understand what you are saying hehe….feeling much better though now?

          And well erm the eczema it did give me a laugh, just because of the obscurity of that thought…grins x

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  5. January 13, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    Is it the skin of a squid ?
    It is the first thing that came to my mind when I have seen .
    Acaso es la piel de un calamar?
    Es lo primero que se me ha venido a la mente cuándo lo he visto…


  6. January 13, 2015 at 1:01 PM

    Looks to me like the protective skin of a starfish. But then it looks like vapor down in the lower right, and I think it’s something boiling with a film of bubbles on top. And then I see the fiber (cat hair?) in the lower left and wonder what the heck?

    Still looks like starfish skin to me.


  7. January 13, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    Hmmn, now it looks like skin, reptile maybe….


  8. January 13, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    At first I thought of a blood red orange, but I like the crab shell guess the second person made!

    I didn’t realize you had continued to offer these. I had looked several times but didn’t see them. I guess it was meant to be for my return from India!

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    • January 13, 2015 at 3:55 PM

      ah yes, maybe it was. I do a challenge every Tuesday, one week is the Tea Time one, the other is the Eclectic Corner one, which varies in subject matter, sometimes photography, sometimes poetry, writing, etc. Oooh so you will put an entry in this time? Yay and don’t worry this is only the 2nd Guessing Game one, so you didn’t miss a Guessing Game one hehe…..your guess could be warm or hot, i can neither confirm nor deny…grins..and who knows whether I am talking blood orange or shell…tick tock goes the clock until the grand reveal…ps so glad your back safe and sound xxxx


      • January 13, 2015 at 4:35 PM

        I don’t know if I will do one this week. Right now I am barely keeping my head above water so can’t think about it. But who knows! I like the theme so maybe something will come to my mind without me thinking about it! 🙂

        And in a couple days things may change, if I’m lucky.

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        • January 13, 2015 at 5:13 PM

          awe, well just try to rest, you sound really out of it you poor thing, sending you virtual hugs xx

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  9. January 13, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    If it’s protection, then it’s a condom, no? 😛

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    • January 13, 2015 at 5:16 PM

      lmao…oh my..tea is now spat out everywhere over my laptop, you are such a bad kitty…spanks and spank for you, now you can come lick my keyboard clean to make right your naughty mouth!

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      • January 14, 2015 at 7:21 AM

        A bad kitty? I mean, I’m just staying safe, no, when I’m using a condom? :-O Lick your keyboard? Not until you spill some booze on it… 😛

        Liked by 1 person

        • January 14, 2015 at 7:23 AM

          Kitty this is all too distressing i simoly cannot talk about it. I now need booze at 7Am!!


  10. January 13, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    it looks like one of those toys with the little knobs. All squishy! Wow I stink at this guessing game! First I have to know what I am doing! LOL Sorry but I tried!

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 13, 2015 at 6:18 PM

      haha funny and you did try lol, and its the trying that counts and I thank you for that…grins….xx


      • January 13, 2015 at 6:54 PM

        HEHE some days my brain cannot think of words. I know what I want to say but the words aren’t there! OH well! I loved this post! 😀 XXXX

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    • January 13, 2015 at 6:18 PM

      Was a good try too!


  11. NotAPunkRocker
    January 13, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    A squid. Specifically, the Kraken!

    Liked by 2 people

    • January 13, 2015 at 6:26 PM

      I had to look that up lol. I will say in many ways you are very close…grins


    • January 14, 2015 at 3:35 PM

      Looking like a sneakily difficult photograph hehe, clever kitty!


  12. January 13, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    this post is protected by only the thinnest veil

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  13. January 13, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    It is squid skin. Same color and texture…

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  14. January 13, 2015 at 9:37 PM

    I honestly have no idea, but I feel it is something from which I would want to be protected….

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  15. January 13, 2015 at 11:06 PM

    it looks like the outer shell of a sea creature of some sort. 🙂

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  16. January 14, 2015 at 6:35 AM

    My first guess was orange!… like it just popped in my head as soon as I saw this photo. But after reading where these comments are going… I am glad I did not post what came in my head. lol. If it has anything to do with seafood… I am anyways of no help 😦

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    • January 14, 2015 at 3:46 PM

      hah, well orange is good, i can kinda see that but that would be a cold guess….grins..seafood if much much warmer..winks xx


  17. January 14, 2015 at 11:29 AM

    My first thought was that of a cell or something like that.
    I mean,the picture is seemingly zoomed.There’s also a scratch on the picture,hence meaning that it is definitely not that of a cell.

    Hmm,I’d say it a glass lid and there’s something cooking under it,but then again,I’m not sure,as I don’t remember seeing so many tiny droplets when something is being cooked… 😮

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    • January 14, 2015 at 3:53 PM

      you know what is interesting people are noticing things about this photograph i never did lol, also its amazing how people have a different perspective of what it is, astounds me at time, but so intriguing hehe. It is not a cell, I can answer that. There is no lid, nothing being cooked, not yet! that is the biggest clue x

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      • January 14, 2015 at 3:56 PM

        Is it a fish called Vieille Rouge???(in French)

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        • January 14, 2015 at 4:08 PM

          It isn’t but oddly i had a pic of the skin of a fish very similar or perhaps it was it, but i didnt use it, how odd hahax


  18. January 14, 2015 at 12:03 PM

    Hmm…is it perhaps a wine glass?

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 14, 2015 at 3:56 PM

      nope nope nope but i want one now, now that you said it…grins..see the influence you are with your subliminal suggestions? hehe…carry on guessing? x

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      • January 14, 2015 at 11:22 PM

        Told you I’m terrible at guessing! ha! Enjoy your wine 😉

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  19. January 14, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    My guess is a new exoskeletal skin that you’ll need to protect yourself from me giving you a clobbering for again another evil photo 😂

    I realised ive missed two challenges! Aiks.

    Thanks to your decadence comment, ive never been able to look at an air stewardess in the same way again. And its annoying how i still cant find any sort of words to put into the topic. This will never leave my mind until i settle it!

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    • January 14, 2015 at 4:06 PM

      haha i laughed out loud but you know is that a bad thing? lolol..there are worse things you could think of when on a plane right? maybe you should thank me instead of clobbering me? lolol..or maybe i should clobber you for suggesting such a thing and come on its an easy photo, i remember how you said it was difficult and this time I made it easy…haha..winks x

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      • January 16, 2015 at 3:32 PM

        Hahaha ill probably stay off planes for awhile..😳😳

        Thank you? Never! Hahahaaha. This is in no way easier than the last. Unless its supposed to be a product of a previous post like before…?

        Looks like a texture of something…….

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        • January 16, 2015 at 3:41 PM

          no its nothing related to before, so far from it..hehe..grins evilly!

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          • January 16, 2015 at 3:48 PM

            Its clobberin’ time!

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            • January 16, 2015 at 3:50 PM

              sheesh and to repeat someone elses words “what did I do to deserve such a thing?” gives puppydog eyes

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              • January 16, 2015 at 3:51 PM

                LOL fell off my chair.

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                • January 16, 2015 at 5:01 PM

                  did you hurt your bum?

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                  • January 18, 2015 at 10:55 AM

                    I dont know, i cant feel it anymore 😧

                    Liked by 1 person

                    • January 18, 2015 at 6:17 PM

                      i had to look up the comment to try and find out what you couldn’t feel anymore it was getting me worried 😛

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                    • January 19, 2015 at 2:59 PM

                      Hilarious. Dont have to get worried over lil ol me 😀

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                    • January 19, 2015 at 3:06 PM


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                    • January 19, 2015 at 3:09 PM

                      A little heads up for tomorrow… Its going to involve 2 contrasting colors… And lots of drama 😀 you’re not allowed to go la, la, la on it.

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                    • January 19, 2015 at 3:11 PM

                      hah, meanie, i shall try not to 😛

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  20. January 14, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    I’m thinking crab shell! 😉

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    • January 15, 2015 at 3:59 PM

      oh erm, well maybe I have to sniff it, but you are an intrepid guesser! I cannot confirm nor deny, but I will let you know next Saturday….grins xxx


  21. January 15, 2015 at 8:24 AM

    For some reason netting or looking through a screen (on a window or door) comes to mind? It’s a particularly mesmerising photo whatever it is!

    I’ve got something in mind for this one myself…

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    • January 15, 2015 at 4:20 PM

      hah well a very good versatile guess, i am impressed, but you are wrong, but nobody else suggested such a thing, so just goes to show your mind is right out of the box which is fab hehe. You are welcome to another and another guess and I look forward to your entry to puzzle and send me frantic trying to guess. This time around all the previous participants have made a point of posting really hard photographs this time lol, they are getting their own back on me i think x


    • January 21, 2015 at 11:41 AM

      wow you know for a first timer this is really hard haha, i shall have to keep my eye on you lol! You will have us all tearing our hair out hehe x


  22. January 24, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    It looks like a photo taken from the air strait to the ground. The ground seems to be somewhat transparent und the funny dots seem to be under the surface. I know, there is a lake full of jellyfish. Do you show us such a photo?


    • January 24, 2015 at 12:53 PM

      hah i will do the reveal today, you are close in a kind of abstract way….very good, pop back again please if you wish to see the Grand Reveal which will be later today once i cook lunch etc xx

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      • January 24, 2015 at 12:57 PM

        I’m very curious for the reveal, indeed! Thus, I’ll com back – hope, you won’t cook the solution first – gee

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    • January 24, 2015 at 12:56 PM

      Now all of you are getting very good, clever and hard at this lol, I would never have guessed that one either. I need to thin more out of the box, that was super out of the box and very creative Andy, thank you xx


    • January 26, 2015 at 4:25 PM

      wow now this again was a hard one, all of you have posted hard ones this time, hehe…hrmmm i need to work a strategy for this now lol next time. Thank you again for entering x


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