Floral Colours not coming out right...

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  1. Robert Scott Photography

    Robert Scott Photography TPF Noob!

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    Can anyone help me here? Shooting in Aperture Priority mode on my Nikon D80, there are some extremely bright purple flowers in our front garden, but when I shoot them, f/16 1/180, they're coming out looking almost blue...

    When I move on to the lilies that have just budded, they're a nice dark pink, the D80 shoots perfectly and captures the colour just as I see it without the camera.

    I'm a bit confused as to why the D80 is not computing the colours correctly. Oh and the lens is the Tamron 70-300 tele-macro.

    Please Help!
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm guessing that you are using 'Auto White Balance'?
    That particular color of flower must be throwing it off more than the others.

    There are several things to try.
    You could select a preset WB like Sunny, Cloudy etc.
    You could use a white card or grey card and set a custom WB before you shoot the flowers.
    You could adjust the WB afterward (if you shoot RAW).
     
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    I'm going to try a post-processing WB adjustment and see how it comes out. Can't believe I didn't think of that this morning.....

    Always shoot in RAW, gives you more room for error haha!
     

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