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Here photographic results I got (took multiple images while rotating the filter), presented as animated gifs....
Phlox flower in M-mode i.e. non exposure compensated:
Phlox flower in A-mode i.e. exposure compensated:
Reflected UV photography in polarized light shows quite some usefulness, especially if there are (glossy) surfaces which change the polarization angle of light and which the polarizer filter makes visible. Downside is that one needs about 2 stops more exposure, due to the low approx. 25% transmission.
Some insects are able to see the polarization angle (and btw. we humans can also, but needs some traing: Haidinger's Brush) especially honeybees which navigate using the polarization angle of ultraviolet (UV) light.
I have written more about using UV polarizers HERE
More about Phlox in multispectral photography is 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