Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bidens ferulifolia - Bee Vision III

Today again about Bidens ferulifolia, a plant which also amazes me with lots of hiddens details!

I used a fiber optic flash light today and my "bee vision" XBV2 filter and a special lens setup using an UV Mikrotar to create the following shot.

[click on image yields a larger one]

The flower is in its male stage, so a lot of pollen is visible, which light in a blueish white up as much as the petal tips do.

Now that is, from a different angle and magnification, the visual appearance of the very same flower:

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

More info on this very interesting field may be found on my site http://www.pbase.com/kds315/uv_photos