Today studio shots of a decorative flower, Moth orchid - Phalaenopsis in reflected ultraviolet photography using my "work horse" UV filter, the Baader-U filter, as well as in simulated butterfly and bee vision using my proprietary XBV filters. Lens was my UV-Nikkor 105mm quartz flourite lens. All shots were done at about f8. Light source was a modified Xenon flash, background was dark gray. [These shots were done with a new camera system and are available on request in very high resolution (40 and 60 Mp)]
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Visible light image
UV image using Baader-U filter:
Simulated butterfly vision image:
Simulated bee vision image:
Quadriptych of human vision, UV, and simulated butterfly and bee vision (left to right, top to bottom):
This attractive flower shows a not so prominent UV pattern around its labellum , and all this gets nicely visible also in simulated butterfly and bee vision.
Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...