Sunday, December 25, 2011

[UV] Hippeastrum (Amaryllis) details in ultraviolet light

A good friend sent a wonderful Christmas Bouquet which also included deep red Hippeastrum (Amaryllis) blossoms, I have already published about it here on my BLOG. Now UV closeups of that one, shot using a UV-Planar 60mm and my UV sensitive camera. Filter used for the reflected UV shots was the Baader-U filter and a modified high power Xenon flash served as light source.

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Closeup including stigma and stamen:

the petal surface:

an finally the glowing stigma:

Doesn't that look like "pure amethyst"?

Impressive how much such a beautiful Christmas Gift may reveal, even if it is invisible to our human eyes...

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

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