Today about another "UV-flower" Shiny Coneflower - Rudbeckia nitida 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):
Those very tall (over 2 meters / 7ft) Shiny Coneflowers have a distinct UV reflection "bulls eye" pattern, its petals have a quite UV dark center and the outside part is quite UV bright around 365nm 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