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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Feb 8, 2013 10:56 AM CST
I was just checking out the latest posting to the database by Paul of " Nagano", much to my surprise some already in the database are very pink and some are coral,? like the one shown here. Which color is the correct one? Confused Blinking
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jul 31, 2014 8:46 PM CST
Mine is very dark red-orange but I doubt that helps answer your question! LOL
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jul 31, 2014 10:45 PM CST
It is very strange indeed, I just looked at them again and they are all so different. Confused
Name: Arlene
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pirl
Aug 1, 2014 7:25 AM CST
Depending on the photo they can lean towards the pink family when in harsh sun but this is the best I have of the true color. Part of it is not hit by sun while the right side is saturated. I have not touched the coloring.


If you'd like to suggest a better way of lighting it so the color will be perfectly accurate, I'm certainly willing to try it.

Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Aug 1, 2014 9:04 AM CST
There is no color description in the database, so what I was wanting to know what color is it supposed to be, is it pink, coral, orange or salmon. I mean the pink is really pink so how can it be the same cultivar.

Not only light but different cameras can change the color as well, they don't always capture the color as we see it. I think your photo is good as usual, you take some very nice shots. Thumbs up
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pirl
Aug 1, 2014 9:24 AM CST
Yes, you're right about the colors being so confusing and the same problem exists with daylilies and many other plants.

Lighting, natural or artificial, monitors, and cameras can all add to the confusion. Thanks for the compliment about photos. Three years ago I bought a new Fuji camera, thinking the light weight and smaller size would be great. Little did I know the depth of color (for better or worse per a person's perspective) was too far off to be believable. Here's an example with each photo taken by a Fuji (old and new). I returned the new one the next day.

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As for the true color - here's the page from Blooming Bulb, where I purchased it: (this may be a stock photo, which doesn't mean it's honest)
http://www.bloomingbulb.com/p-49137-nagano-jumbo-amaryllis-1...

Here's photos by bsharf who has many amaryllises:


It's some shade of dark coral to salmon. I know that's not helpful but the best I can offer! It's the actual look of the plant that I like - the soft color, rounded edges on the petals, etc.
Name: Barbara
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bsharf
Aug 5, 2014 4:03 AM CST

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Its the light (full sun, overcast, backlighting, etc.) use of flash photography and the characteristics of the camera. Most digital cameras, esp. when a flash is used, have trouble with the "reds". That's why I often include a color description in my postings. I compare it to something else that people would recognize. Usually internet and print catalogs have the best photos in terms of true colors. Hard to believe that it is almost Amaryllis season again. I had a couple rebloom this summer and a few bulblets put up their first bloom. We are having a record wet summer this year putting a bit of stress on the bulbs in the ground.

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