Monday, July 4, 2011

[UV, VIS] Zinnia flower competing

I was shooting Zinnias today, when I saw one flowering aside another bright yellow flower. I noticed the Zinnias being frequently visited by bees and bumblebees, whereas the similar looking yellow one had only few guests.

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Standardized reflected false UV "colors" according to the previously described "UV color palette" related to wavelength.

The normal and high intensity palette:

Well, the reflected UV image shows clearly how that Zinnia flowers wins the "competition":

Even covered by other plants it makes itself clearly seen (see blurry BG Zinnia). So not really "competition" for that UV-bright Zinnia (340-360nm).

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

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