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    Anonymous

    One more observation, seems to me, at least the Poles I was around and in my own family, that there is high percentage of grey eye color. Not really blue, but lighter, greyish. Another eye color is piwny, ( beer color ) or amber, quite different from brown. The almost yellow greenish color that it’s pretty common in Poland. How is it in other countries, are these colors common, rare?

    #364801

    Anonymous

    Beer color  :D  Who invented this term?  :D

    #364802

    Anonymous

    I have no idea, but it is  an official eye color designation in Poland, I kid you not!  ;D

    #364803

    Anonymous
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    I have no idea, but it is  an official eye color designation in Poland, I kid you not!  ;D

    Honestly, this is really weird :D

    #364804

    Anonymous

    I'm guessing oczy piwne are not common anywhere else  ;D

    #364805

    Anonymous

    I actually know what Lonewolf is talking about. It's like brown eyes, but extremely light variant.

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    Sort of like this. I know one girl that has such eyes.

    #364806

    Anonymous
    Quote:
    I actually know what Lonewolf is talking about. It's like brown eyes, but extremely light variant.

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    Sort of like this. I know one girl that has such eyes.

    Yes, kinda like that but with a blue rim all around the iris and striped  more than spotty.

    #364807

    Anonymous

    Slight correction, lonewolf, piwne oczy are hazel (green and brown mix) and not amber eyes. ;)

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    But both amber and hazel eyes can be found in Poland. In fact, hazel are very common all over Europe.

    Amber eyes are actually called oczy bursztynowe (yellow and brown mix) in Polish:

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    Both change with climatic and lighting conditions. They will generally be at their darkest in dark and cloudy conditions, and lightest in direct sunlight.

    Myself, this is my eye-colour:

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    So-called blue-green eyes. They are green in artificial light (due to blue and amber blend mixing for some reason), amber in dark and cloudy conditions (around the pupil becomes dominant for some reason) and blue in direct sunlight (where blue surrounding iris for some reason becomes dominant).

    I love being white! ;D What other race can boast such natural diversity instead of all having brown eyes?

    #364808

    Anonymous

    Hold your horses my Polish brother  ;)    I'm looking at my passport, the eye color designations are as follows:  czarne, niebieskie, szare, piwne i zielone. I don't see bursztynowe anywhere  ;)    Are you trying to pull my leg? ;)

    #364809

    Anonymous

    Wilkolak, one thing though, seems no matter what eye color we Poles have, we have blue rim around the iris, is there an explanation for that?

    #364810

    Anonymous

    Polish bureaucracy is still based on braindead communist dinosaur idiocy. ;) Reason it stands like that and only that is because someone has not bothered to update it. This is very typical unfortunately in Poland in all bureaucracy. Eye colour categories should have brązowe, ciemnobrązowe (and not czarne), piwne, bursztynowe, zielone, niebieskie and szare, not what some "expert" thought up in times thankfully gone. ;D

    About blue rim, I don't know how to explain it. I think it is common in most more Northern Europeans (or descended from them), because something like this I have seen in Germans, Dutch, Russians, British, South African (Dutch and British descent) and other peoples from North as well. I am sure it is also common among Americans who are descended from Irish, Scottish, English, German and even French origins.

    #364811

    Anonymous

    Interesting, I'll check it out. The nerdy rednecks I work with will be my lab  ;D  To tell you the truth I have never seen ( not that I payed attention or anything ) really dark eyes in Poland. I consider brown what you call hazel. Most "dark eyed" Poles have amber color from what I have seen. But than again I base my observation on south western Poland and specifically the corner where Poland. Czech Republic and Germany come together, home to me. I am no expert though  ;)

    #364812

    Anonymous
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    I actually know what Lonewolf is talking about. It's like brown eyes, but extremely light variant.

    So now you know the second one – me  ;D  You wanted to know what are my eyes like  :)  Wilko, you are such an expert, are these eyes amber?  ;D  (snapped in a normal light at home)

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    "Amber.  Dictionary Definition:  A brownish yellow.  True amber eyes are very rare in humans, and look exotically wolf-like.  I picture amber eyes to be a clear, luminous warm gold color.  Other ways to describe the same thing include golden brown eyes, honey-brown eyes, and tawny brown eyes.  All of these terms describe essentially the same color, but can have some slightly different connotations.  Golden sounds rich and beautiful, honey sounds sweet and sexy, and tawny has a pleasing sound. "

    Jééj, I've got honey in my eyes  :D

    #364813

    Anonymous

    Wilkolak since you are here anyhow ;)   Let me ask you this, what about the stripes? Have you seen the picture Pentaz posted compare them to the ones you posted, see the difference? Why do we have stripes, does it have any significance, where does it come from? You seem to know quite a bit on the subject, ok I'm buttering you up a bit cause I really would like to know  ;D

    #364814

    Anonymous
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    Interesting, I'll check it out. The nerdy rednecks I work with will be my lab  ;D   To tell you the truth I have never seen ( not that I payed attention or anything ) really dark eyes in Poland. I consider brown what you call hazel. Most "dark eyed" Poles have amber color from what I have seen. But than again I base my observation on south western Poland and specifically the corner where Poland. Czech Republic and Germany come together, home to me. I am no expert though   ;)

    You are definitely not wrong. Eyes which I wrote as "ciemnobrązowe" are rare in Europe at all, let alone Poland. They are type found amongst blacks, East Asians, Amerindians and all "nesian" people from Southeast Asia, Australasia and Pacific regions. Also, most South/Southwest Asians and North Africans have such eyes, though not all.

    Such dark eyes you may find among some Italians, Spaniards, Greeks, Portuguese and Georgians, but definitely only in minority.

    Like this:

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    Whereas we whites can boast blue, green, grey, amber, hazel and brown eyes. I have also read about existence of violet eyes among whites.

    WHat do mean by stripes? I am no expert. ;)

    EDIT – I messed something up. I thought lonewolf sent photos of his eyes and not Svaty. ;D I REALLY need sleep, I think.

    @ Svaty

    Yeah, you've got amber eyes. In fact, textbook amber IMO. If I may add, very interesting combination with your reddish hair. ;)

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