Today shots of a very decorative flower, Japanese Lily - Lilium speciosum 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 XBV filters. Lens was my UV-Nikkor 105mm quartz flourite lens. Light source was sunlight. All shots were done at about f5.6.
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Simulated butterfly vision:
Simulated bee vision:
Quadriptych of human vision, UV, simulated butterfly and bee vision (left to right, top to bottom):
This decorative flower has a specific UV pattern, its petals are quite UV bright around 385nm, wheras its pollen is UV dark, and all this gets nicely visible, also in simulated bee and butterfly vision.
I have written about that flower before 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