Flowers in UV light

Discussion in 'Photography and Art' started by Hollis, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. Hollis

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    I came across a fascinating photo of black-eyed Susans taken with a camera that detects only UV light. It was in a Scientific American article (July 2006) about bird vision, which includes the ultraviolet range. We humans are missing out on full flower beauty! Inspired, I googled the topic and found the following:

    Flowers in Ultra-Violet
    http://www.naturfotograf.com/UV_flowers_list.html

    Perhaps Daniel has already addressed this topic ... if he did and you missed it, go to the above to see the true beauty of what we view as a common yellow evening primrose (as well as other species).
     
  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hmmm.. looks like I intended to (see comments on this BPotD)
     
  3. Hollis

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    I guess I missed that BPotD. Neat slide. I love "magic lantern slides" (that's how I know them), and like to make them ... convert to grayscale in photoshop, and then tint away.
     

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