Friday, July 10, 2009

Gaillardia "Summerwind"

Well, I found a previously unknown (to me), pure yellow species of Gaillardia. Since that type of flower showed so many surprising aspects, I wanted to see what this new one hides from the human eye....

[click on image yields a larger one]

This now is the visual appearance as we humans are used to see:

The tetrachromatic image ("butterfly" shot) (UV+B+G+R) using XBV2 filter:

The trichromatic image ("bee vision" shot) (UV+B+G) using XBV2 filter:

This is the UV induced fluorescence shot using XCUT2 filter:

and this the reflected UV shot using XUVIR filter:

Well, also that flower shows some surprising properties ...

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

More info on this very interesting field may be found on my site