Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lichen: human vision vs simulated bee vison; reflected UV ultraviolet photography

Today about some Lichen (most likely Xanthoria parietina and Physcia adscendens grown into each other), that I found growing on a broken branch. Shots in UV were done using my CERCO 94mm quartz/fluorite lens, the UV Baader-U and bee vision XB4 filter as well as a modified Xenon flash was used as light source.

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Human vision image using UV/IR Cut filter:

Bee vision image using XBV4 filter:

UV image using Baader-U filter

Quite interesting, how Lichen reflects UV light in these differently colored sub-UV bands I have written earlier about. Nice to know a target for UV photography when flowers will be gone soon...

HERE it is in UV induced visible photography.

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

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