Monday, September 10, 2012

Gazania hybride: human vision vs simulated bee vison; reflected UV ultraviolet photography III

Today about a creamy white Gazania, that when it just opens up, has some yellowish petal color that gets lost after a day. Here shown in its multispectral representation. I took some outside shots using sunlight in normal human vision VIS, in UV using the Baader-U and Jupiter-U filter, as well as in simulated bee vision using my XBV2, XBV3 and XBV6 filters respectively.

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Visual shot:

Simulated bee vision using XBV3 filter:

Simulated bee vision using XBV2 filter:

Simulated bee vision using XBV6 filter:

UV using Baader-U filter:

UV using Jupiter-U filter:

And here a polyptych of them all:

Quite interesting how this new filtering technique makes the very different UV reflectance of the petals visible.

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

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