Tuesday, April 3, 2012

[UV] Succulent flower Carpobrotus edulis in UV ultraviolet light

Here is a succulent flower (most likely Carpobrotus edulis) that was bought for our balcony. Shot in reflected ultraviolet light using the Baader U filter.

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This UV image here also uses my standardized false UV color normal + high intensity palette:

UV image:

VIS image:

Pretty interesting to see the innards of that flower lit up very brightly in UV, surrounded by UV dark petals - that must make quite an attractive target for pollinators.

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