Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Nymphaeaceae (Water Lily): human vision vs simulated bee vison; reflected UV ultraviolet photography

Today about a Water Lily (Nymphaeaceae). So here it is in its multispectral representation. I took some shots at Hermannshof, Weinheim, Germany in normal human vision VIS, in UV using the Baader-U filter, as well as in simulated bee vision using my XBV2 and new XBV6 filter respectively.

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Visual shot:

Simulated bee vison using XBV2 filter:

Simulated bee vison using XBV6 filter:

UV using Baader-U filter:

This flower has a long wave UV reflection (around 385nm) of its petals, that provides an interesting backdrop for its bright stamen.

As you may have noticed, I'm still working on my bee vision (BV) filters; BV6 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 http://www.pbase.com/kds315/uv_photos