You really need a lot of sunlight to get good pictures of the purples and indigo colors in the Mane and tail. We haven't had good sunlight here for weeks. Ugh. I can see them just fine in person so you'll just have to take my word on it that they're fantastically richer to the human eye.
Rarity comes in at 36 pieces of glass and 1.2 square feet. The border is reinforced lead while the interior is foiled. Rarity measures 18"x18" at the outset and is awesome.