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Feb 20, 2012 5:50 PM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

The trouble with trying to be "scientific" about colour, is that our colour perception shifts when all you add is white:
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Colours perceived as pink tend towards lilac. Colours perceived as apricot tend towards pink. Colours perceived as pale yellow can have enough red in them that we would call them orange in a darker hue.

My boxes have disappeared around each area of colour or gradient. I cannot make a 4-point gradient in this programme, just a 2-point one, so you have to do some imagining based on the top gradients which run left to right.
My photos are licensed CC BY (Attribution). More Dahlia photos here.
I also spend time in FB Dahlia groups at and

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