Today shots of a lesser known "UV-flower" Jerusalem artichoke - Helianthus tuberosus in reflected ultraviolet photography and simulated bee and butterfly vision. All shots were done at f5.6 in reflected ultraviolet photography using my "work horse" UV filter, the Baader-U filter, as well as my XBV filters for simulated bee and butterfly vision. Lens was a UV-Nikkor 105mm quartz fluorite lens. Light source was sunlight.
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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 attractive flower has a specific UV "bulls eye" pattern, its petals and its center are UV dark, the flower outer petals are UV bright (around 365nm), all invisible to us humans 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