Friday, July 6, 2018

Greenpower butterfly exhibit, Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

Today about an organization in Hong Kong, GREENPOWER a charitable institution, which I support with my images for a forthcoming exhibit at Kowloon Park about butterflies. Aside from other environmental issues, they are concerned about Butterflies and would like to show children their beauty and importance, but also that they have abilities, we humans don't have, like being able to see ultraviolet light.

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Here showing the images which will be used, a Rudbeckia hirta flower, in a Quadriptych of human vision, UV, and simulated butterfly and bee vision (left to right, top to bottom):

This flower shows a very prominent UV bullseye pattern, as its petal tips are very UV bright (around 365nm) to about the middle and its center is very UV dark, and all this gets nicely visible also in simulated bee and butterfly vision.

I have previously written about butterfly vision HERE

I'm wishing Greenpower and its visitors a successful exhibit, certainly worth going to with family and friends!

Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...

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