Saturday, September 8, 2012

Gazania yellow hybride: human vision vs simulated bee vison; reflected UV ultraviolet photography

Today about a yellow Gazania flower I had posted about it studio shots before, so here again it is in multispectral representation. I took some shots outside in normal human vision VIS, in UV using the Baader-U, as well as in simulated bee vision using my XBV2, XBV3 and the XBV6 filters respectively using sunlight.

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Visual shot:

Simulated bee vision using XBV3 filter:

Simulated bee vision using XBV2 filter:

Simulated bee vision using XBV6 filter:

UV using Baader-U filter:

Quite interesting how this new filtering technique makes the very different reflectance of the petal visible. A bit different than the Xenon flash shots as it was evening sunlight though.

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

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