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I have been generally happy with the colors of azalea pictures I have been taking. Then I happened to take repeat pictures of this azalea* on different days, where one set of pictures was taken on a sunny day, and another set on a cloudy day.

The next step was to explore the obvious color differences. I did this by holding an appropriate RHS Colour Chart fan under a blossom, and taking pictures under different lighting conditions. In every case I let the camera choose the color balance, f stop and shutter speed to use. I have not changed the colors in any way.

Those pictures are arranged from dark to light. From them, I get the idea that both the amount of light and the time of day may affect the color rendition.

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* A delightful little plant covered with blooms, which gets a lot of afternoon sun and holds up well. The plant is 6''h x 16''w, and the flower is 2'' to 2 1/4'' across. Unfortunately, I have lost the label and don't know what azalea it is, other than its working name 'no label pink 3'..
f3.2@1/145s, 12:30 pm

f3.2@1/145s, 12:30 pm

f3.2@1/74s, 12:36 pm (I think I stood in the way to shade this one, which is way off-color)

f3.2@1/74s, 12:36 pm (I think I stood in the way to shade this one, which is way off-color)

f3.2@1/26s, 4:22 pm

f3.2@1/26s, 4:22 pm

f3.2@1/25s, 4:22 pm

f3.2@1/25s, 4:22 pm

f3.2@1/58s 8:53 am

f3.2@1/58s 8:53 am

f3.2@1/73s, 8:53 am

f3.2@1/73s, 8:53 am

f3.2@1/1042, 9:39 am (probably the closest match on my screen to the RHS 54 fan held up to the screen)

f3.2@1/1042, 9:39 am (probably the closest match on my screen to the RHS 54 fan held up to the screen)

f8.0@1/1111s, 12:36 pm

f8.0@1/1111s, 12:36 pm

f3.2@1/344, 4:15 pm

f3.2@1/344, 4:15 pm

f3.2@1/298s, 8:59 am

f3.2@1/298s, 8:59 am

f3.2@1/113s, 4:07 pm

f3.2@1/113s, 4:07 pm

f3.2@1/70s, 5:23 pm

f3.2@1/70s, 5:23 pm

f3.2@1/19s, 7:30 pm

f3.2@1/19s, 7:30 pm