Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Full Moon over Weinheim Castle: multispectral photography

Here today shots of the full moon over Windeck castle here in my hometown Weinheim Germany. Shots were done aside from visible photography in reflected ultraviolet using Baader-U filter. Lens used was my CERCO 94mm quartz fluorite lens. Light source was moonlight resp. the castle lighting system. All shots were done at approx. f8. No later whitebalancing was done, pictures straight out of the camera.

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Visible light image:  

UV image:  

IR image:  

Triptych of the above images:  


Full moon is always special and first I was sad to see all teh clouds, but then it turned out quite nicely and all that gets nicely visible.


Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring Flowers 2014: Elephant's ears - Bergenia cordifolia - 80mm Quartz Fluorite lens for reflected ultraviolet photography

Here today shots of the pretty Elephant's ears - Bergenia cordifolia early spring flower. Shots were done aside from visible photography in reflected ultraviolet using Baader-U and the deeper reaching Jupiter-U filter, as well as in simulated bee vision using my XBV6 filter. Lens used was my X80QF f3.2 / 80mm Quartz Fluorite lens. Light source was sun. All shots were done at approx. f8.

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Visible light image:  

UV image using Baader-U filter (approx. 320-395nm, effective peak approx. 375nm):  

UV image using Jupiter-U filter (approx. 280-385nm, effective peak approx. 365nm):  

Simulated bee vision image using experimental XBV filter:  

Quadriptych of the above images:  


This Bergenia flower has no prominent UV pattern, but highly UV reflective petals around 385nm. The X80QF quartz fluorite lens is reproducing this quite well and all that gets nicely visible.


Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...

Spring Flowers 2014: Horny goat weed - Epimedium sulphureum - 80mm Quartz Fluorite lens for reflected ultraviolet photography

Here today shots of the interesting and quite pretty Horny goat weed - Epimedium sulphureum early spring flower. Shots were done aside from visible photography in reflected ultraviolet using Baader-U and the deeper reaching Jupiter-U filter, as well as in simulated bee vision using my XBV6 filter. Lens used was my X80QF f3.2 / 80mm Quartz Fluorite lens. Light source was sun. All shots were done at approx. f8.

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Visible light image:  

UV image using Baader-U filter (approx. 320-395nm, effective peak approx. 375nm):  

UV image using Jupiter-U filter (approx. 280-385nm, effective peak approx. 365nm):  

Simulated bee vision image using experimental XBV filter:  

Quadriptych of the above images:  


This Epimedium flower has a prominent UV pattern, UV dark center and anthers, and highly reflective petals around 365nm forming some UV bullseye pattern. The X80QF quartz fluorite lens is reproducing this quite well and all that gets nicely visible.


Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...

Spring Flowers 2014: Grape hyacinth - Muscari neglectum - 80mm Quartz Fluorite lens for reflected ultraviolet photography

Here today shots of the well known Grape hyacinth - Muscari neglectum early spring flower. Shots were done aside from visible photography in reflected ultraviolet using Baader-U and the deeper reaching Jupiter-U filter, as well as in simulated bee vision using my XBV6 filter. Lens used was my X80QF f3.2 / 80mm Quartz Fluorite lens. Light source was sun. All shots were done at approx. f8.

[click on image to see a larger one]

Visible light image:  

UV image using Baader-U filter (approx. 320-395nm, effective peak approx. 375nm):  

UV image using Jupiter-U filter (approx. 280-385nm, effective peak approx. 365nm):  

Simulated bee vision image using experimental XBV filter:  

Quadriptych of the above images:  


This Muscari flower has no very prominent UV pattern, but shows some reflection around 385nm. The X80QF quartz fluorite lens is reproducing this quite well and all that gets nicely visible.


Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...

Spring Flowers 2014: Pheasant's Eye - Adonis vernalis - 80mm Quartz Fluorite lens for reflected ultraviolet photography

Here today shots of the pretty Pheasant's Eye - Adonis vernalis early spring flower. Shots were done aside from visible photography in reflected ultraviolet using Baader-U and the deeper reaching Jupiter-U filter, as well as in simulated bee vision using my XBV6 filter. Lens used was my X80QF f3.2 / 80mm Quartz Fluorite lens. Light source was sun. All shots were done at approx. f8.

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Visible light image:  

UV image using Baader-U filter (approx. 320-395nm, effective peak approx. 375nm):  

UV image using Jupiter-U filter (approx. 280-385nm, effective peak approx. 365nm):  

Simulated bee vision image using experimental XBV filter:  

Quadriptych of the above images:  


This Adonis flower has a well known bulls-eye UV pattern, its center is UV dark, whereas its petals strongly reflect around 365nm. The X80QF quartz fluorite lens is reproducing this quite well and all that gets nicely visible.


Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...

Spring Flowers 2014: Checkerboard flower - Fritillaria tubiformis - 80mm Quartz Fluorite lens for reflected ultraviolet photography

Here today shots of the well known Checkerboard flower - Fritillaria tubiformis early spring flower. Shots were done aside from visible photography in reflected ultraviolet using Baader-U and the deeper reaching Jupiter-U filter, as well as in simulated bee vision using my XBV6 filter. Lens used was my X80QF f3.2 / 80mm Quartz Fluorite lens. Light source was sun. All shots were done at approx. f8.

[click on image to see a larger one]

Visible light image:  

UV image using Baader-U filter (approx. 320-395nm, effective peak approx. 375nm):  

UV image using Jupiter-U filter (approx. 280-385nm, effective peak approx. 365nm):  

Simulated bee vision image using experimental XBV filter:  

Quadriptych of the above images:  


This Fritillaria flower has an interesting checkerboard UV pattern. The X80QF quartz fluorite lens is reproducing this quite well and all that gets nicely visible.


Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...

Spring Flowers 2014: Creeping Cinquefoil - Potentilla reptans - 80mm Quartz Fluorite lens for reflected ultraviolet photography II

Here today again shots of the well known Creeping Cinquefoil - Potentilla reptans early spring flower. Shots were done aside from visible photography in reflected ultraviolet using Baader-U and the deeper reaching Jupiter-U filter, as well as in simulated bee vision using my XBV6 filter. Lens used was my X80QF f3.2 / 80mm Quartz Fluorite lens. Light source was sun. All shots were done at approx. f8.

[click on image to see a larger one]

Visible light image:  

UV image using Baader-U filter (approx. 320-395nm, effective peak approx. 375nm):  

UV image using Jupiter-U filter (approx. 280-385nm, effective peak approx. 365nm):  

Simulated bee vision image using experimental XBV filter:  

Quadriptych of the above images:  


This Potentilla flower has a well known bulls-eye UV pattern, its center is UV dark, whereas its petals strongly reflect around 365nm. The X80QF quartz fluorite lens is reproducing this quite well and all that gets nicely visible.


Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...