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    Colour deficient vision in stalkers

    I'm red / green deficient in colour vision as are 7-10% of males!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_blindness#Management It's most noticeable in low light. Any readers got this male sex-linked genetic problem and has anyone found corrective coloured lenses to be useful? Yeah, seeing life 'through rose tinted spectacles' does come to mind! Cheers, K

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    Yup, When I look at evening in low light through my zeiss"s at a bush with left eye and then with right eye I have a strong difference in the colours that my brain is registering.
    I did have an operation on a squint in my left eye when I was 6 which cured the squint but left me crosseyed in the right as the muscle was relaxed and I had always blamed that on the colour changes.
    Hmmm.
    martin

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    I am also red green deficient but only find it noticaable in daylight and the light starts to go I find I have better low light / night vision than most to the point I virtually never use a torch except for looking for a deer.

    I also find that the deer are much much easier to see in winter coat. The way people describe how vividly they see a Roe Buck in full summer coat standing tall in a meadow is the way that a roe doe in full winter coat sneeking though the wood stands out to me.

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    That is of intrest to me as my no 3 son is colour blind, he is a very good shot so I have to find out what he sees in low light.

    D

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    Yep, red green colour blind.

    Impossible for me to follow any kind of blood trail unless it is on snow! There may be gallons of it on the deck but I just cannot see it, hence I have to stalk with a dog. Likewise the bright red summer coat of a Roe buck is of no benefit to myself, looks pretty enough close up but just does not stand out against the lush greens of high summer.

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    I'm also red/green colour blind which makes it difficult to see deer when they are stationary so have to be very slow when stalking looking for the appropriate shape or movement. Blood trails are also a problem unless there is a lot of it.

    Mulac

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    Already, we are seeing examples of stalkers with colour vision diabilities here. On Wikipedia is the following interesting statement
    'Color blindness is usually classed as a mild disability, but there are occasional circumstances where it can give an advantage. Some studies conclude that color blind people are better at penetrating certain color camouflages. Such findings may give an evolutionary reason for the high prevalence of red–green color blindness.'

    That begs the question are we stalker hunter gatherers actually a sub-set descended from ancestors that could see better through colour camouflages in battle and survived?! Cheers, K

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krabryn View Post
    Already, we are seeing examples of stalkers with colour vision diabilities here. On Wikipedia is the following interesting statement
    'Color blindness is usually classed as a mild disability, but there are occasional circumstances where it can give an advantage. Some studies conclude that color blind people are better at penetrating certain color camouflages. Such findings may give an evolutionary reason for the high prevalence of red–green color blindness.'

    That begs the question are we stalker hunter gatherers actually a sub-set descended from ancestors that could see better through colour camouflages in battle and survived?! Cheers, K
    K, a very interesting theory!

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    Yep I've also got a lazy eye as well so I'm really buggered

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krabryn View Post
    I'm red / green deficient in colour vision as are 7-10% of males!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_blindness#Management It's most noticeable in low light. Any readers got this male sex-linked genetic problem and has anyone found corrective coloured lenses to be useful? Yeah, seeing life 'through rose tinted spectacles' does come to mind! Cheers, K
    I have trouble seeing browns in green, and difficulties in low light conditions, so I went to a specialist optician (specialising in shooting prescription glasses) who sorted me out with a pair of Zeiss shooting glasses with a yellow filter. See J.H.Steward (Bisley) Ltd | Shooting Sports Vision Opticians | Prescription Shooting Glasses for Clay, Game and Field Shooting | Call: 01275 838 532

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