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Old 03-27-04, 11:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The Follies of DigiCams

Snapped this shot today. This is Daytona, my male blood red corn. The first pic is an undoctored, (but cropped), photo whilst the second is my five minute wrestling with Photoshop to get the right shade and darkness. Unfortunately, not all cameras are made alike. Vanan's Nikon 885 has this love of reds and as you can see pics up these reds and shows them as neon. Be wary of pics that show unreal colouration, b/c most likely, it's the camera showing intense colour.

The way some of these photos turn out when we first download makes me laugh, just because the red is so unreal!

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<img src="http://www.ssnakess.com/photopost/data/500/137daybright-med.jpg">

As you can see this colour, is not that unbelievable, but still, no where near the red Daytona actually is. This bottom pic dulls him out, but I think a dull pic is a better pic than a pic that shows unnatural colouration.

<img src="http://www.ssnakess.com/photopost/data/500/137daynon-med.jpg">

Even "fixing" the photo doesn't show this snakes true colour, but at least Daytona doesn't look like a lamp for the red light district.
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Interesting comparison. We have found a lot of difference in color rendition depending on the background that the snake is on. Blue and green tend to really distort things with our camera and either black or white give higher intensity color than normal. He is quite a nice bloodred - pattern is fading somewhat. How old is he?

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Old 03-27-04, 05:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Do you calbrate your monitor as well? The artists at work use a color tool and calibration software to keep their colors accurate when doing textures.

Only thing is, when the rest of the world doesn't calibrate you'll still have some people questioning the color choices
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I like the first pic. You should give the snake away and breed the camera
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Roy, have you any breeding tips on DigiCams???

I think he's a year and a half? He's changed A LOT from a baby. I have pics of him and his li'l grey head.

Yes, monitors do come into play on colour rendition. There's nothing that can be done about though.
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Would you get a more natural color on the snake if it were photographed on 18% grey card as background?
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No, it doesn't really matter what background we use with this camera. White, black, whatever. Anything with flash will produce an outrageously red picture.
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