Friday, June 29, 2012

Gazania splendens: human vision vs simulated bee vison; reflected UV ultraviolet photography

Today about a special yellow Gazania splendens flower I had shot a few times already, so since I was working on a new filter, here again it is in multispectral representation. I took some shots in normal human vision VIS, in UV using the Baader-U, Jupiter-U and Saturn-U filter, as well as in simulated bee vision using my XBV2, XBV3 and the new, stricter XBV5 and XBV6 filters respectively.

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Visual shot:

Simulated bee vison using XBV3 filter:

Simulated bee vison using XBV2 filter:

Simulated bee vison using XBV5 filter:

Simulated bee vison using XBV6 filter:

UV using Baader-U filter:

UV using Jupiter-U filter:

UV using Saturn-U filter:

IR (basically) as it was shot using only a ND filter:

Also here it is uite interesting how this new filtering technique makes the very different reflectance of the petals visible.

As you may have noticed, I'm still working on my bee vision (BV) filters; BV5 is a very strict one that cuts all longer than short wave green, wheras BV6 now is one with very intensive colors and much shorter exposure time, due to new filter glass combinations.

More about these special new filters here later in a seperate entry.

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

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