|VRHD - Summer Phase
A VRHD example where the pattern is in the process of "evaporating." You can pretty accurately ascertain which juveniles are going to progress this way by observing how substantial the pattern element is after the first two or three sheds. !00% patternless would be interesting and it won't take breeders long to capitalize on this trait. VRHD are notoriously difficult to photograph with color tone accuracy. Spot metering is an obvious requirement but even so, the high contrast, subject to background photos we desire make metering tricky. The snakes themselves are ridiculously bright in life (especially in natural light) and I have to fight the constant temptation to tone them down out of a vague sense of embarrassment.