Today shots of a spring flower, developed from RAW files, Creeping Zinnia - Sanvitalia procumbens in reflected ultraviolet photography using my "work horse" UV filter, the Baader-U filter, my Jupiter-U and Saturn-U deeper UV filters, as well as my XBV filters for simulating butterfly and bee vision. Lens was a CERCO 94mm quartz fluorite lens. Light source was a Xenon flash. All shots were done at about f8.
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Visible light image:
UV image using Baader-U filter (approx. 320-395nm, effective peak approx. 375nm):
UV image using Jupiter-U filter (approx. 280-385nm, effective peak approx. 365nm):
UV image using Saturn-U filter (approx. 300-350nm, effective peak approx. 325nm):
Simulated butterfly vision (UV - VIS) using XBV3 filter:
Simulated bee vision (UV - VIS) using XBV4 filter:
Simulated bee vision (UV - VIS) using XBV6 filter:
Triptych of the above (with bee/butterfly vision):
Triptych of the above (with deep UV):
Sanvitalia has a strong UV pattern, its petal tips are UV bright around 365nm and its center is quite UV dark, and all this gets nicely visible.
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