Violet Chicory Flower
I see a violet flower. The camera sees a blue flower. We argue and I take more pictures, adjusting the white balance and other settings of the camera but can not get it to show the colors of the flower as it really is.
I check on my computer screen which is better than the little screen on the camera. It says blue too. Odd how the camera doesn’t capture all the spectrum. I’ve noticed this with other cameras. Some other colors don’t show well such as the day-glo orange of “Don’t-Feaking-Shoot-Me!” hats we wear in the fall and the street signs put in during the Barre uglification project a few years ago. At least the consumer models don’t have the range of spectrum nor the depth of sensitivity as our eyes. Pro cameras probably do better.
Imagine my surprise when I went to look at the description of Chicory on Wiki and other places where they describe it as a blue flower! Okay, so we don’t all see the same colors. Truth be told, my left eye and my right eye see color slightly differently so I guess it is understandable. Together I have excellent color vision, just different. Both eyes see the chicory flower as violet of blue. My kids see a violet blue flower too.
So what do you see when you look at chicory flowers? Not photos, but the real thing.
By the way, chicory is planted for the pigs. It’s part of the forages we planted to improve the fields.
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