The two birds in this image are identical. Not just in size and shape, but in colour too.
Don’t believe it? See how it looks with the background removed:
Posts tagged colour
The following demonstration, by Daniel White, is a great use of the colour aftereffect illusion. The image below will give an example of a colour you will never see on your computer screen. Stare at the dot in the centre of the red circle for 30 seconds to 1 minute. You will see the edges of the circle begin to glow, but do not stop staring at that point - keep on. After the required time move your head back and you will see a glowing ring around the red circle. The colour you are seeing is a cyan which will be perceptually totally different from any of the colours you have seen on your computer. The colour gradient to the right shows the shades of ‘cyan’ which your computer can produce, none of which match the colour you see with this effect.