Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Hawksbeard - Crepis in reflected ultraviolet photography, simulated butterfly and bee vision VII

Today shots of another species of Hawksbeard - Crepis sp. in reflected ultraviolet photography using my "work horse" UV filter, the Baader-U filter, as well as my XBV filters for simulating butterfly and bee vision, today now also using the reworked XBV4 filter. Lens was a CERCO 94mm quartz fluorite lens. Light source was a Xenon flash. All shots were done at about f8.

[click on image to see a larger one]

Visible light image:

UV image using Baader-U filter (approx. 320-395nm, effective peak approx. 375nm):

Simulated butterfly vision (UV - VIS) using XBV4 filter:

Simulated bee vision (UV - VIS) using XBV6 filter:

Quadriptych of the above (with bee/butterfly vision):

Hawksbeards outer petals reflect strongly UV around 365nm, there is a dark UV center and anthers, all invisible to us humans, and all that gets nicely visible also using the new XBV4 filter.

The version developed from RAW files is HERE

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