Today shots of a spring flower, a Field Forget-me-not - Myosotis arvensis in reflected ultraviolet photography using my "work horse" UV filter, the Baader-U filter as well as my XBV6 filters for simulating bee vision. Lens was a CERCO 94mm quartz fluorite lens. Light source was sunlight. All shots were done at about f5.6.
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Triptych of human vision, UV and simulated bee vision (left to right):
This Myosotis flower has a quite specific UV pattern, its petals are bright in UV around 385nm, but its center is quite darker. Also very interesting to notice is, that this Myosotis signals the development state of its individual flowers (or even if it has been pollinated?) by different UV "colors" (meaning the reflectance peak changes from long wave UV to shorter wave UV) and all this gets nicely visible, also in simulated bee vision.
I have written about that flower previously 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