Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Invisible World Photography - some best of reflected ultraviolet, bee + butterfly vision II

Here a few of my works as shown before, today presented in quadriptych form, which will be on exhibit, also available as large format prints, just for enjoyment for the nice readers here I thought. Please be fair, respect my work and do not download or distribute those around. I don't mind linking, if proper credit is given to me as is visible in each image, but do ask me first please.

Also those comprise some 10 years of intense work to make visible the beauty around us, even if it is invisible to our human eyes. All colors shown are real, there when I pressed the trigger, no photoshopping done except fine adjustments, using specialized cameras, special filters, special lightsources and very special lenses. The differences in colors visiblem results from the different UV reflection of those flowers, some do not reflect at all, or differently in different parts of the flower.

Some insects (butterflies, Bees, ...) and animals (birds, fish, degus,..) can see ultraviolet (UV) light, bees for instance can see Green and Blue and UV, but no RED but butterflies and birds can see Red, Green and Blue and UV, so both can see what we humans cannot see, so I developed an optical mapping method, which allows to simulate, how we would see the world, if we had such special receptive eyes.

Some of my technique is described in my BLOG uvir.eu and I also teach and lecture about that. Ask me if there is some interest, I'm happy to come by!

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Zinnia hybride (visible, simulated butterfly, bee vision and ultraviolet UV):


Rudbeckia hirta (visible, simulated butterfly, bee vision and ultraviolet UV):


Gazania sp. (visible, simulated butterfly, bee vision and ultraviolet UV):


Zinnia angustifolia (1st: visible, bee vision, long wave ultraviolet UV, ultraviolet UV stimulated visible fluorescence; 2nd: short wave ultraviolet UV, shorter wave ultraviolet UV, ultraviolet UV stimulated visible fluorescence, near infrared IR):


watch here, there will be more to come...

I hope you enjoy the beauty!

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

More info on this very interesting field may be found on my site http://www.pbase.com/kds315/uv_photos