Wednesday, April 19, 2023

My work on display at the Neanderthal Museum Mettmann Germany

The Neanderthal Museum, Mettmann Germany , where Homo neanderthalensis was first found who lived there about 40.000 years ago, will be using some of my multispectral images for their forthcoming exhibt "Honey Bees in the Forest" May 20th 2023 - November 5th, 2023.

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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Rudbeckia missouriensis Human Vision (VIS):

Rudbeckia missouriensis simulated Bee Vision:

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