Tuesday, August 5, 2014

City of Manchester "Dig the City" focusing on Honey Bee - UV and simulated bee vision photography

The city of Manchester is having their "Dig the City" urban gardening festival again this year 2014 (2-10 August 2014) supported by the National Trust. The Honey Bee is the sign of the city and it may bee seen all over the city of Manchester. Actually the festival is going on right now as I type this!

This years focus lies on the rapidly decreasing honey bee populations in the UK and worldwide and what each person can do to help. I have contributed some of my work to that, still photography in VIS and UV, as well as in simulated bee vision, which may be seen in use on the following twitter picture which has just been published:
That flower shown is Zinnia angustifolia, which I have written about it before HERE.

So if you are close, consider a visit, it's quite worth it!

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