Today shots of a decorative flower, a Geranium x oxonianum 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 butterfly vision (UV - VIS) using XBV3 filter:
Simulated bee vision (UV - VIS) using XBV6 filter:
Simulated bee vision (UV - VIS) using XBV5 filter:
Quadriptych of some of the above:
This Geranium flower has a very specific UV pattern, UV bright petals reflecting UV around 370nm, a dark center in UV, but very striking dark UV veins running over the petals and this gets nicely visible.
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