Originally Posted by dundadun
Maybe that's why the camo doesn't work, we are used to critically comparing everything to it's surroundings.
Not just that. Your eyes seek out edges and disruptions, so matched camo basically becomes a pattern like any other (or a solid color) and the sharp edges where it stops are what you pick out. Mixing camo is actually better because it disrupts the uniformity of the print and anything that blurs the edges of the shape (twigs, brush, etc) helps smooth over the transition of you-to-background.