Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Lokrum Botanical Gardens Croatia - reflected UV photography

Last week I visited Croatia and one day we were at Lokrum island, located just opposite of Dubrovnik in the Adriatic Sea. Lokrum has a Botanical Garden which is managed by the University of Dubrovnik. Here a few impressions, all as VIS-UV diptychs. The UV shots were done using the Baader U filter (320-390nm).

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Iris croatica, the country flower: Carpobrotus acinaciformis, seen all around the coast: Rhaphiolepis umbellate, a decorative tree, seen a lot in parks: Anagallis coerulea, a very pretty "weed" and then the "stars" of the park, which were brought in from Chile years ago Puya chilensis, about 2.5 meters tall flower stand: Puya berteroniana, same size, but full of these turquoise colored flowers Here a weed,Hypochoeris radicata, seen all over on the street curbs etc. as well as Malva sylvestris Anagallis arvensis, also a nice weed: Oxalis corniculata, another nice weed: Crocosmia xx (yet unidentified species), an ornamental plant: Crocosmia aurea, also an ornamental plant:

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

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