The first image, as the Maple was leafing out, was taken a little over a week prior to us taking the second pic in overcast conditions. The third pic was taken minutes after the second pic and just shows a crude overview of the leaves. The fourth pic shows the Yubae on the left taken on the same day as the second and third pics. Also, in the fourth pic shows a hard to make out Ornatum to the left in the front patio behind the pillar, a Jiro shidare to the right and a Sherwood Flame Maple. The first image of Yubae is the truest for base color of the four pics. Note: Well, I see something did not go as planned. The order of the pics in the description goes right to left pic 1, pic 2, pic 4 and pic 3 to the far left. The coloring of this Maple will appear different in its base color depending on how much light it gets, the soil type and how much available nutrients are in the soil. As you can see we've had this Maple for a while. It originally came out of Sherwood, Oregon. In the early Spring it is a red on red variegate but the variegation is quite subtle and is not widespread throughout all of the leaves. The Maple almost appears to be illuminated by how the light shines through the leaves.