Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bidens: human vision vs simulated bee vison

This is about a Bidens ferulifolia flower, one of my fav UV "models". I took some shots, in normal human vision, in UV using the Baader-U and Jupiter-U filter as well as in simulated bee vision using my various XBV filters respectively, that simulate insect / bee vision in just one shot.

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Visual shot:

Simulated bee vison using XBV3 filter:

Simulated bee vison using XBV2 filter:

Simulated bee vison using XBV5 filter:

UV using Baader-U filter:

UV using Jupiter-U filter:

This flower has a very prominent UV pattern on its UV-bright petal tips.

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

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