Today studio shots of a decorative summer flower which I had still blooming on my balcony, Orange coneflower - Rudbeckia fulgida in reflected ultraviolet photography using my "work horse" UV filter, the Baader-U filter, as well as in simulated butterfly and bee vision using my proprietary XBV filters. Lens was my UV-Nikkor 105mm quartz flourite lens. All shots were done at about f8. Light source was a modified Xenon flash, background was a dark gray. [These shots were done with a new camera system and are available on request in very high resolution (40 and 60 Mp)]
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Visible light image
UV image using Baader-U filter:
Simulated butterfly vision image:
Simulated bee vision image:
Quadriptych of human vision, UV, and simulated butterfly and bee vision (left to right, top to bottom):
This attractive flower shows its very prominent UV bullseye pattern, its petals have an UV dark bottom and very UV bright tips (around 365nm), invisible to us humans, and all this gets nicely visible also in simulated butterfly and bee vision.
I have written about that flower before HERE.
Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...