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#358901
You do not have to own a Ridgetec camera to give us some feedback.

We are planning a non-camo model. We need to pick a color that will be suitable for all of North america.

The first thing that comes to mind is the color of tree trunks and the contrast against the solid color,

What I want is suggestions for the solid color of the housing. If you particularly like the color of an existing camera model, please indicate this or if you feel a new unused color may work best also please let us know your preference. You may also feel that it doesn't matter.

any feedback is welcome. I have 3 days to decide this. So please respond.

I feel we have the following spectrums:
  • greys (includes black)
  • greens
  • browns

It could be that a cross of these may also be optimal.
#358902
The current solid color on an oak tree with some grey shades I pickup at Home Depot.
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#358903
Here I painted the back of the camera with spray paint called "dark grey" (ignore the runs - I was in a hurry)
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#358905
Finally I painted it a really dark grey that was not black. Underneath I am holding a color swatch of solid black.
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#358906
Inside lighting. I know this is poor but here is the current back solid color against a flat black antenna.

It is a greenish-grey I think.
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#358907
Some simulated grey shades. Original is top color.
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#358910
I prefer a grey shade. I have a bushnell 119774 that is a solid grey color that blends best with the oak and ash trees in my woods. If I had to guess it would be the middle grey #62675c. I'll get a photo of the bushnell today and post it
#358912
reaperman wrote: Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:07 pm I prefer a grey shade. I have a bushnell 119774 that is a solid grey color that blends best with the oak and ash trees in my woods. If I had to guess it would be the middle grey #62675c. I'll get a photo of the bushnell today and post it
The one you picked is based off greenish with gray base
#358914
We have had suggestions to go with one of the following. Off to the right bottom is our current color which after comparing all these is starting to look very neutral to me against the tree barks.
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#358915
Here is the bushnell I like the color of. On this particular tree it could be a tad darker, but overall it seems to be a good color.
tc774 (480x640).jpg
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