Today shots of a decorative flower, a small creeping Cinquefoil - Potentilla in reflected ultraviolet photography using my "work horse" UV filter, the Baader-U filter as well as my XBV filters for simulating bee and butterfly vision. Lens was a CERCO 94mm quartz fluorite lens. Light source was sun. All shots were done at about f5.6.
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Visible light image:
UV image using Baader-U filter (approx. 320-395nm, effective peak approx. 375nm):
Simulated bee vision (UV - VIS) using XBV5 filter:
Triptych of some of the above:
This Potentilla flower has a specific UV pattern, UV bright petal tips reflecting around 365nm, and a UV dark center which all gets nicely visible.
I havwe written about a similar Potentially flower HERE.
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