Wednesday, April 19, 2023

My work for France TV "C'est Toujours Pas Sorcier : Les superpouvoirs des abeilles"

France TV will be using my multispectral works in their programme  "C'est Toujours Pas Sorcier : Les superpouvoirs des abeilles".

Those multispectral images of mine where shot in my studio and outside with my "work horse" UV-Nikkor f4.5/105mm quartz fluorite lens using the Baader UV/IR Cut filter and my proprietary XBV filters for simulated bee vision. Light source in studio used was a Xenon flash modified for high UV output and sunlight outside.

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Mexican Zinnia Human Vision (VIS):

Mexican Zinnia simulated Bee Vision:

Gazania Human Vision (VIS):

Gazania simulated Bee Vision:

All these flowers have very specific UV patterns; the outer part of their petals are UV reflective around 360nm, but their inner parts show a UV-dark area which 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