Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Apache beggarticks - Bidens ferulifolia in reflected ultraviolet photography, simulated bee and butterfly vision XVI

Today in 2020 more shots of a long blooming spring flower Apache beggarticks - Bidens ferulifolia in reflected ultraviolet photography and simulated bee and butterfly vision. Today with a new bee vison filtering. 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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Human vision:
 

Reflected UV:
 

Simulated butterfly vision:
 

Simulated bee vision (new version):
 

Quadriptych (details) of human vision, UV, new simulated bee and butterfly vision (left to right, top to bottom):
 

Bidens has a strong visible UV pattern, its petal tips are UV bright around 365nm, its center is quite UV dark, so this gets quite nicely visible, also in simulated butterfly and the new bee vision.

I have written about Bidens previously 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