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Ashy Sunflower - Helianthis mollis

kds315

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
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Link(s) to the lens database (macro, UV, IR) as well as to my UV BLOG, plus many UV images here:
http://photographyoftheinvisibleworld.blogspot.de/
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