Today in June 2023 shots of a flower, hardly ever seen, but we have its fruit on our table often: Tomato - Solanum lycopersicum in reflected ultraviolet photography using my "work horse" UV filter, the Baader-U filter, as well as in simulated bee and butterfly vision using my propriatary XBV filters. All shots were done at f8. Lens was a UV-Nikkor 105mm quartz fluorite lens. Light source was sunlight (shade) as well as a 365nm UV-LED for another UV shot..
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Reflected ultraviolet (UV):
Reflected ultraviolet (UV-LED 365nm):
Simulated bee vision:
Simulated butterfly vision:
Quadriptych of human vision, ultraviolet, simulated bee and butterfly vision (left to right, top to bottom):
This flower shows a very prominent and strong UV reflection around 365nm on its petals as well as dark lines leading to the UV-dark center, and all this gets nicely visible, also in simulated bee and butterfly vision.
Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...
More info on this very interesting field may be found on my site http://www.pbase.com/kds315/uv_photos