HAZEL EYES: light or dark?

  • dissociative

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    Apr 20, 2012 1:19 AM GMT
    Just curious. Do you guys consider hazel eyes as dark eyes or light eyes?

    Just to be clear, hazel is not "just a nice way of saying brown". Hazel eyes have two colors: a starburst pattern around the pupil, usually golden/yellow, and an outer ring, usually green. Something like this:

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    I've always thought of them as a hybrid, since they're dark in the center and light in the surroundings. I'm just curious because of a post I read on another thread.

    Yes, I do have hazel eyes. Otherwise I wouldn't be starting this silly thread icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 20, 2012 1:24 AM GMT
    People I've known with hazel eyes always look different depending on the lighting and angle from which I see them. Some naturally have more of the darker or lighter colors, but then they shift a bit when they're outdoors or indoors. Then of course, hazel eyes look different in real life than in a picture.
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    Apr 20, 2012 1:27 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidPeople I've known with hazel eyes always look different depending on the lighting and angle from which I see them. Some naturally have more of the darker or lighter colors, but then they shift a bit when they're outdoors or indoors. Then of course, hazel eyes look different in real life than in a picture.


    This.

    I have hazel eyes, depending on what I wear depends on what stands out. If I wear green, my green shows, and so forth.

    Also, my eyes are darker, darker than the picture, so I think it depends.
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    Apr 20, 2012 1:28 AM GMT
    I have hazel eyes, and I think they're on the dark side. Here's my eye I just snapped. What do you think?

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    Apr 20, 2012 1:28 AM GMT
    dissociative saidJust curious. Do you guys consider hazel eyes as dark eyes or light eyes?

    Just to be clear, hazel is not "just a nice way of saying brown". Hazel eyes have two colors: a starburst pattern around the pupil, usually golden/yellow, and an outer ring, usually green. Something like this:

    320px-Hazeleyes.jpg

    I've always thought of them as a hybrid, since they're dark in the center and light in the surroundings. I'm just curious because of a post I read on another thread.

    Yes, I do have hazel eyes. Otherwise I wouldn't be starting this silly thread icon_lol.gif


    These look exactly like mine, but in pictures it just doesn't show...It's one of my hidden treasuers when you're cuddling with me for the first time or two ;)
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    Apr 20, 2012 1:28 AM GMT
    Chainers said
    pocketnico saidPeople I've known with hazel eyes always look different depending on the lighting and angle from which I see them. Some naturally have more of the darker or lighter colors, but then they shift a bit when they're outdoors or indoors. Then of course, hazel eyes look different in real life than in a picture.


    This.

    I have hazel eyes, depending on what I wear depends on what stands out. If I wear green, my green shows, and so forth.

    Also, my eyes are darker, darker than the picture, so I think it depends.


    Then you also have to consider people who wear contacts or glasses. Their eyes tend to look different in those.
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    Apr 20, 2012 1:33 AM GMT
    I just remembered one of my friends has heterochromia in both of her eyes. Half of her iris is green while the other half is light brown. From afar it looks like she has hazel eyes.
  • dissociative

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    Apr 20, 2012 1:35 AM GMT
    Yes, they definitely change colors a lot. Every once in a while a friend will stop, look at me inquisitively and say: "I never noticed your eyes were green! I always assumed they were brown" (usually happens when I'm out in the sun or some place with bright lights)
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    Apr 20, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    Chainers said

    I have hazel eyes, depending on what I wear depends on what stands out. If I wear green, my green shows, and so forth.



    Haha. I'm guilty of the "wearing green" trick. I learned it by chance one day. Works often... hmm, I think I need some new green shirts, lol
  • Musicman91

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    Apr 20, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
    I have hazel-green eyes and the darkness or lightness depends on what I wear and the light and all that jazz. Sometimes they seem to change like if I wear black sometimes they're really green but other times they're really dark almost a green/brown so I guess it all comes down to the lighting.
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    Apr 20, 2012 3:39 AM GMT
    Light. Anything other than brown, including light brown, is light.
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    Apr 20, 2012 3:56 AM GMT
    is this the safe thread for people with hazel eyes
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    Apr 20, 2012 4:18 AM GMT
    Hmm, seems lighter to me.

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    Apr 20, 2012 5:14 AM GMT
    mizzouguy10 saidTime to school you fools.

    There is melanin in your iris, so the level of sunlight can actually change your eye color


    These 2 statements are true, but the logic is flawed. You're not schooling this fool, lol
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    Apr 20, 2012 5:28 AM GMT
    I get green mostly from people.

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    Apr 20, 2012 5:52 AM GMT
    Larkin saidHmm, seems lighter to me.

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    Mine are also green like that under the light. The only problem is I haven't figured out how to walk around with a lamp on my shoulder without looking crazy icon_lol.gif
  • dissociative

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    Apr 20, 2012 6:18 AM GMT
    mizzouguy10 said
    dissociative said
    mizzouguy10 saidTime to school you fools.

    There is melanin in your iris, so the level of sunlight can actually change your eye color


    These 2 statements are true, but the logic is flawed. You're not schooling this fool, lol


    Sorry I was writing for the sake of brevity thinking RJ readers could connect the dots...

    "the level of sunlight (EXPOSURE)"

    Obviously not the literal level of sunlight at any given time. It's like a tan.


    I don't think sunlight triggers an increase in melanin production in the eye to the same extent it does in the skin. Plus, sunlight makes hazel eyes appear lighter, not darker. So it doesn't make sense that they're getting "tanned" in the sun.

    People with blue/grey eyes have very little melanin in the iris, so most of the light is scattered/reflected. People with brown eyes have lots of melanin in the iris, so most of the light is absorbed, making them dark. People with green and hazel have intermediate levels of melanin. Blue/grey/green/hazel eyes will change color depending on the amount and the type (sun, fluorescent, incandescent) of light shining upon them. Brown eyes absorb whatever light is shone upon them, so they don't seem to change as much.
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    Apr 20, 2012 6:23 AM GMT
    Hazel eyes are my favourites!
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    Apr 20, 2012 7:15 AM GMT
    omg it's 4-20?!?! lol...i mean, i have hazel eyes.
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    Apr 20, 2012 6:51 PM GMT
    People tend to think my eyes are green most of the time so I would consider them light eyes.
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    Apr 23, 2012 3:57 AM GMT
    Depends on the lightness or darkness in your color. Mine are contrast of light and dark. Got blue/green with a corona around my pupil. My eyes are badass, imo; what you call pretty.