Monday, May 21, 2012

[UV] Gazania flower: Baader-U vs Jupiter-U filter for reflected UV ultraviolet photography

Again more about that new Jupiter-U filter of mine. This time it is about a yellow Gazania flower, most likely Gazania rigens.

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All triptychs are presented VIS left, Baader-U middle, Jupiter-U right:

Center detail (different shots):

and even more detail:

Here the difference between the results of these two UV filters is not great, since the main UV reflection is around 365nm, which both filters transmit equally well. The petal tips and bottoms, as well as the stamens in the center reflect UV quite strongly around 365nm and create quite distinct UV nectar guides for their pollinators.

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

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