Friday, September 14, 2012

Zinnias: human vision vs simulated bee vison; reflected UV ultraviolet photography

Bought a few Zinnias today from my friend Christian Mayer, a very creative florist here in Weinheim, Germany. I'll show this bouquet of various Zinnias in multispectral representation. These shots were taken using inside using my Xenon high power flower flash in normal human vision VIS, in UV using the Baader-U and Jupiter-U filter, as well as in simulated bee vision using my XBV2, XBV3, XBV4 and XBV6 filters respectively as well as the new XNUV filter.

[click on image to see a larger one]

Visual image using a BG40 filter:

Simulated bee vision using XBV3 filter:

Simulated bee vision using XBV2 filter

Simulated bee vision using XBV4 filter:

Simulated bee vision using XNUV filter :

 Simulated bee vision using XBV6 filter :

UV using Baader-U filter:

UV using Jupiter-U filter:

IR (basically) using a simple ND filter:

Unfortunately these bread Zinnias don't show that prominent deep UV patterns as the mexican Zinnia haagena do ... oh well, not all what artificial breedings does leads to pleasant results.

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

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