Today about some flower shots I took on my trip to California, shot at Shoreline Park in Mountain Vew, CA 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 fluorite lens. Light source was sun. All shots were done at f8.
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Triptych: Hibiscus sp in Human vision, reflected UV, simulated bee vision (left to right):
Triptych: Mexican bush sage (Salvia leucantha) in Human vision, reflected UV, simulated bee vision (left to right):
Triptych: Brassica sp in Human vision, reflected UV, simulated bee vision (left to right):
These attractive flowers shows their prominent UV patterns, invisible to us humans, but very visible to bees and butterflies and also hummingbirds which were feeding on them, and all this gets nicely visible.
Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Labels: Baader-U, bee vision, brassica, california, Cerco, hibiscus, Mexican bush sage, Mountain View CA, quartz fluorite, quartz fluorite lens, reflected UV, Salvia leucantha, Shoreline Park, simulated bee vision, XBV6
Location: Mountain View, Kalifornien, USA