Today shots of a Rose hybrid - Rosa sp. in reflected ultraviolet photography and simulated bee and butterfly vision. All shots were done at f8 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 rose has just a little UV reflection around 380nm, its petals have some UV dark center and the outside part is a bit UV brighter around 380nm and all this gets nicely visible, also in simulated bee and butterfly vision.
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