Friday, July 22, 2011

[UV, FL, VIS, NIR] A very special Zinnia from Mexico

Today about a very special Zinna flower from Mexico, the boss of our most beautiful park Hermannshof, Weinheim, Prof. Cassian Schmidt gave me for my research and photographic work.

This special flower exhibits very prominent patterns under various filtering and lighting conditions which I would like to present here.

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Standardized reflected false UV "colors" according to the previously described "UV color palette" related to wavelength.

Standardized false UV color normal + high intensity palette:


UV using Baader-U2 (320-390nm):

UV using 333nm narrowband filter (325-340nm):

UV induced visible fluorence (I):

UV induced visible fluorence (II):

UV-VIS simulated bee vision:

VIS-NIR redge-edge:

So I hope you liked that too!

Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...

More info on this very interesting field may be found on my site