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Taking pics and plants get another color

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I have a HP R707 5.1MP and i can take nice pics with it even with all in auto mode since im a complete disaster on photography.

Happens that everytime i try to take a pic to any of my tanks the upper leaves (wich obviously get more light) always appear yellow on pic; but they are green. Lower leaves appear with their normal color.

I have 216W hood with PC´s and T5 for a 53 gal tank (dunno if this will help or not).

Any recomendation, so i can take a pic and plants show the color they have ?

PS: the camera has tons of options available; i have tried to play around with it but no sucess at all (EV Compensation, White balance, ISO speed, AE metering, Adaptive Lighting, Color, Saturation, Sharpness, Contrast, AE Bracketing). I tried to mix all of this but heck.. always yellow leaves lol

Best Regards
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The problem you have is with white balance.

Do you have an editing program that allows you to adjust the white balance of your pictures?

If so, you can take a picture under the existing tank lighting but including a photographic gray card in the shot. Remove the card for the next shot, the one you want to keep. When you process the image, use the shot done with the gray card to custom color balance the photo. Use these same setting (provided they were shot in the same light) and your color problems will go away. Auto white balance in most point and shoot digicams cannot handle aquarium lighting very well. Adjusting after the shot is easier.

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