Little experiment

I have been having a beastly time photographing red flowers with my digital cameras! I am not alone! Red flowers come out very often looking like red blobs, no contrast, no nothing, just red blobs! Anyway, tonight is overcast and good light for photography in the garden and I was interested to try to get a few pictures of the martagon lilies which are in full, magnificent bloom right now. I may post a couple of red blobs later but the pink martagons are well worth showing you and we will just put the blobs out of our minds!

The experiment consists of photographing the blooms with two cameras to see what the difference is , if any. Very interesting! I use a Canon S 100 and a Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS7. Here are the pics! Canon first-

Both of these were taken with the Canon .

The next ones were taken with the Panasonic Lumix.

Do YOU see a difference? My white balance maybe needs coordinating  but I forget how to change it on the Panasonic. I think this colour is truer.

Anyway, are they not lovely flowers! They were given to me by my very dear, long departed friend, Anita, a superb gardener.  Enjoy.


  1. Lovely:)I have some beautiful red and orange Asian lilies blooming now.

    I have the same problem with reds...they become neon bright no matter what light I try. My son is a professional and he tried using my camera and he said that my little camera didn't have enough setting options to make any changes. He did offer to bring out his lights and all the rest of the gear but that takes way too much effort for a blog pic:)

  2. Beautiful flowers but the real shocker is the color difference from one camera to the other. Pink or lavender?

  3. I have had the same problem with my Canon. I think it has something to do with the contrast or intensity. Duh! Of course. But I use Picasa editor to try to compensate.

  4. Lovely flowers! I have to say I've not had colour problems with my Canons (I've owned 3 now) but they are 'point-and-click', nothing I may be missing something altogether!