Sunday, March 25, 2012

[UV] White Clematis in UV ultraviolet light

We had our regular Spring Flower Market today, so one of the ones I got was a white Clematis hybride. I wondered how that one will look like in reflected ultraviolet light, so here it is, shot through a Baader U filter.

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This UV image here also uses my standardized false UV color normal + high intensity palette:

White Clematis in UV:

and in visible light:

So obviously it has some UV pattern, as the stamen and stigmata are quite dark, but the flower petals show some UV reflectance around 380nm. There are also some darker structures visible in these petals.

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

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