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Heterochromia of the eye


Check it out- this photo inspired someone to paint it! Thanks Dave, looks great!


From Wikipedia: Although seen in humans, complete heterochromia is more frequently observed in other species, where it almost always involves one blue eye. The blue eye occurs within a white spot, where melanin is absent from the skin and hair (see Leucism). These species include the cat, particularly breeds such as Turkish Van, Turkish Angora, and (rarely) Japanese Bobtail. These so-called odd-eyed cats are white, or mostly white, with one normal eye (copper, orange, yellow, green), and one blue eye. Among dogs, complete heterochromia is seen often in the Siberian Husky. Horses with complete heterochromia have one brown and one white, gray, or blue eye.


Update: Sadly, poor Daisy disappeared a few weeks after this photo was taken. Where ever she is, we hope she's okay!


Camera: Sony A700 DSLR

Lens: 100mm f/2.8 macro

Location: Canada


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Photographed by Douglas M. Paine

Copyright © 2009


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Taken on January 14, 2009