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Ashy Sunflower - Helianthis mollis


Weinheim, DE
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kds315 Moderator Awarded for his in depth knowledge and skills in a variety of subjects, most notably in Macro and Close-Up, Infrared and Ultraviolet Photography Nikonian since 15th Nov 2007
Tue 10-Sep-13 09:05 AM | edited Tue 10-Sep-13 09:06 AM by kds315

Visible light image

UV image using Baader-U filter:

Simulated bee vision image using XBV filter:

Triptych of the above images:

This flower shows a very specific and unique UV pattern, its petals are UV reflective around 385nm up to the middle (which I haven't seen anywhere before) and additionally reflect at 365nm at its tips. The rest and its center is UV dark forming an UV bullseye pattern.

Cheers, Klaus
Link(s) to the lens database (macro, UV, IR) as well as to my UV BLOG, plus many UV images here: