Today shots of a beautiful flower, originating from the USA Prairie, a Black-eyed Susan - Rudbeckia hirta in reflected ultraviolet photography using my "work horse" UV filter, the Baader-U filter, as well as in simulated bee and butterfly vision using my XBV filters. All shots were done at f16. Lens was a UV-Nikkor 105mm quartz fluorite lens. Light source was a modified Xenon flash.
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Reflected ultraviolet (UV):
Simulated butterfly vision:
Simulated bee vision:
Quadriptych of human vision, ultraviolet, simulated butterfly and bee vision (left to right, top to bottom):
This flower shows a very prominent UV bullseye pattern, as its petal tips are very UV bright (around 365nm) and its center is very UV dark, and all this gets nicely visible, also in simulated bee and butterfly vision.
I have previously written about that flower 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