Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Exhibit at Museum Mensch und Natur, Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Bavaria Germany

Today about a German Museum, Mensch und Natur ("Human and Nature") located in the famous Nymphenburg Palace in Munich, Bavaria, Germany which I support with my images for a forthcoming exhibit about insects named "Knallbunt und unsichtbar" ("extremely colorful and invisible") which will be shown July 6 - November 4, 2018. It will include works of mine about (simulated) butterfly and bee vision.

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Here showing some of the images which will be on display, a Gazania rigens flower, in a Quadriptych of human vision, UV, and simulated butterfly and bee vision (left to right, top to bottom):

 

This flowers outer petals reflect UV around 365nm, whereas the inner parts are quite darker, hence forming UV nectar guides for UV seeing insects. There are also highly UV reflecting marks inside around a dark UV center, all invisible to us humans but clearly visible to bees and butterflies, and all this gets nicely visible here, especially in simulated bee and butterfly vision.

I'm wishing the museum and its visitors a successful exhibit, certainly worth going to with family and friends!

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