Thursday, January 7, 2016

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 2016 exhibit about bee vision

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum  a part of the University of Minnsesota will open an exhibit in 2016 which will include a showcase about bee vision. Some of my Marsh marigold - Caltha palustris images will be used for this purpose, as these clearly demonstrate the difference between human and bee vision.

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Triptych of human vision, reflected UV and simulated bee vision (left to right)

This Caltha flower has quite a prominent UV pattern: its center is UV dark, and has some UV dark veins on its petals and all this gets quite nicely visible.

I have written about this flower and how this was photographed HERE
Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...

More info on this very interesting field may be found on my site