Today shots of a decorative flower, Black Cohosh - Cimicifuga racemosa in reflected ultraviolet photography using my "work horse" UV filter, the Baader-U filter as well as in simulated bee vision using my XBV6 filter. Lens was my CERCO 94mm quartz flourite lens. Light source was sunlight. 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 image using experimental XBV filter:
Triptych of the above images:
Cimicifuga flowers (inflorescence) have no very specific UV pattern, but reflect UV brightly around 380nm, and this gets nicely visible.
Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...