Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lichen: UV induced visible fluorescence and reflected UV; ultraviolet photography

Today again about that same Lichen (most likely Xanthoria parietina and Physcia adscendens grown into each other) that I found growing on a broken branch that I have shown in reflected UV and UV induced visible fluorescence. So here a quadriptych of VIS-FL-UV images, just for viewing pleasure and of course also for comparison.

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Quadriptych VIS-FL-UV:

Well, it seems that a little broken branch laying in the mud, can have quite some hidden and invisible beauty, that was just waiting to be revealed...

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

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