Thursday, July 3, 2014

Treasury flower - Gazania rigens in deep reflected ultraviolet photography, simulated butterfly and bee vision XI

Today shots of a different orange colored specimen of that long lasting I have written about before Treasury flower - Gazania rigens in reflected ultraviolet photography using my "work horse" UV filter, the Baader-U filter, my Jupiter-U and Saturn-U deeper UV filters, as well as my XBV filters for simulating butterfly and bee vision. Lens was a CERCO 94mm quartz fluorite lens. Light source was a Xenon flash. All shots were done at about f8.

[click on image to see a larger one]

Visible light image:

UV image using Baader-U filter (approx. 320-395nm, effective peak approx. 375nm):

UV image using Jupiter-U filter (approx. 280-385nm, effective peak approx. 365nm):

Simulated butterfly vision (UV - VIS) using XBV3 filter:

Simulated butterfly vision (UV - VIS) using XBV4 filter:

Simulated bee vision (UV - VIS) using XBV6 filter:

Quadriptych of the above (with bee/butterfly vision):

Quadriptych of the above (with alt. bee/butterfly vision):

This orange Gazania's outer petals reflect strongly UV around 385nm, all invisible to us humans, and there are also highly UV reflecting marks inside around a dark UV center and all that gets nicely visible.

The images developed from RAW are HERE.

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

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