Sunday, March 17, 2013

Invisible World Photography - some best of reflected ultraviolet, bee + butterfly vision

Here a few of my works, which will be on exhibit soon and also available as large format prints, just some "eye candy" for the nice readers here I thought. Please be fair, respect my work and do not download or distribute those around. I don't mind linking, if proper credit is given to me as is visible in each image, but do ask me first please.

These comprise some 10 years of intense work to make visible the beauty around us, even if it is invisible to our human eyes. All colors shown are real, there when I pressed the trigger, no photoshopping done except fine adjustments, using specialized cameras, special filters, special lightsources and very special lenses. The differences in colors visiblem results from the different UV reflection of those flowers, some do not reflect at all, or differently in different parts of the flower.

Some insects and animals (birds, fish, degus,..) can see ultraviolet (UV) light, bees for instance can see Green and Blue and UV, but no RED but butterflies and birds can see Red, Green and Blue and UV, so both can see what we humans cannot see, so I developed an optical mapping method, which allows to simulate, how we would see the world, if we had such special receptive eyes.

Some of my technique is described in my BLOG and I also teach and lecture about that. Ask me if there is some interest, I'm happy to come by!

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Zinnia hybride (visible, ultraviolet UV, simulated butterfly and bee vision):





Rudbeckia hirta (visible, ultraviolet UV, simulated butterfly and bee vision):





Gazania sp. (visible, ultraviolet UV, simulated butterfly and bee vision):





There is a part II HERE.

I hope you enjoy the beauty!

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

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