Saturday, May 19, 2012

[UV] Crab Spider on Geranium flower: Baader-U vs Jupiter-U filter for reflected UV ultraviolet photography

Again more about that new Jupiter-U filter of mine. Also those shots were taken today at the wonderfully blossoming Hermannshof, Weinheim, Germany. This time it is not only about flowers, also about an insect, a crab spider in that case.

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Triptych: VIS left, UV using Baader-U filter middle, UV using Jupiter-U filter right:

Quite interesting how dark that spider looks like in UV on that flower. I would assume it uses its dark UV pattern to even enhance the attraction of that flower to its pollinators, hence directing its prey right to it!

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

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