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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Jun 9, 2016 2:25 PM CST
Do others see this flower as brown, then when you click on it it's red? Odd!
It's the one by bennysplace. BTW, it absolutely gorgeous, red or brown either way it is!!!
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jun 9, 2016 2:28 PM CST

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Yes, it's brown in the thumbnail and red in the enlargement. How bizarre!
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dave
Jun 9, 2016 3:38 PM CST

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Well I've never seen anything like this before.

The image was made in Photoshop and has a "color profile", something I've never seen before. When my own software on the server here resized it down, the color profile apparently was lost and that's why it's brown.

I have no idea what causes this and will have to do some extensive research to figure it out.
Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Jun 9, 2016 7:46 PM CST
Definitely an interesting color change!
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Jun 10, 2016 11:02 AM CST
Well...I figured it was a glitch in the thumbnail system somehow. But it just reminds me how it would be nice to find flowers in colors that just are not going to happen.
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threegardeners
Jun 10, 2016 12:05 PM CST
it's brown for me either way, thumbnail or enlarged.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 10, 2016 2:17 PM CST
Wow, what a gorgeous photo ... it appears a deep reddish-brown to me, very pretty! Lovey dubby
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Name: Donald
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needrain
Jun 10, 2016 2:23 PM CST
The color doesn't change for me when I enlarge the photo. It's brownish/red in both.
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terrafirma
Jun 10, 2016 2:29 PM CST
I agree Same here!
Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Jun 10, 2016 2:36 PM CST
How strange -- there's a very dramatic change when I click on it.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jun 10, 2016 2:42 PM CST
No change here either (iPad Air if that makes any difference).
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eclayne
Jun 10, 2016 2:47 PM CST

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Yesterday it was red when enlarged but today it remains brown when I enlarge it. Shrug!
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plantmanager
Jun 10, 2016 3:06 PM CST
For me it's brown in the thumbnail, and red when I click on it. Very strange!
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Calif_Sue
Jun 10, 2016 4:01 PM CST

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Yesterday, when I enlarged it, it was red. Today it's brown like the thumbnail. Blinking
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pardalinum
Jun 10, 2016 4:15 PM CST
Ditto...
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jun 10, 2016 4:19 PM CST

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My enlargement was still red until I reloaded the page. Now it's brown like the thumbnail. Too bad. Crying
Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Jun 10, 2016 4:23 PM CST
Same here...yesterday, dull brownish red thumbnail and bright red when enlarged. Today both the same dull brownish red.
Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Jun 10, 2016 4:46 PM CST
I agree Same for me, yesterday it changed, today it is brownish red.
Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Jun 10, 2016 4:54 PM CST
Blinking Earlier today it was still "turning red" for me, now it's not and is staying brownish.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 10, 2016 6:08 PM CST
Brown & brown for me. Mac using Safari.
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