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« on: June 05, 2010, 04:59:25 AM »
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Well, since a few years now I work in the field of UV (ultraviolet) photography, to be able to make visible
what some bees, butterflies, fishes, voles, kestrels etc. can see - most of them are tetrachromats, i.e.
have 4 types of cones in their eyes which enables them to see much more than we humans do.

My work has been featured by BBC1 London, which was aired a few weeks ago in "Richard Hammond's
Invisible Worlds" and which will soon also be aired in Discovery Channel.

Here now an example of a Bidens flower in VIS (human vision) and BV (butterfly vision). Note the
difference in pattern of that -to us- purely yellow flower, it is not for tetrachromats like butterflies!

I'm not going into the (complicated) technical aspects of shooting that now, which is in my BLOG,
I justed wanted to present some of my work here, in case there would be some interest in that
quite "exotic stuff" (??)
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Klaus

http://www.macrolenses.de for macro and special lens info
http://www.pbase.com/kds315/uv_photos  for UV Images and lens/filter info
http://photographyoftheinvisibleworld.blogspot.com/ my UV diary
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010, 06:34:03 AM »
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...and yes, it is possible to do this stereoscopic, just managed to make that work.
(this is for cross eyed viewing)
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Klaus

http://www.macrolenses.de for macro and special lens info
http://www.pbase.com/kds315/uv_photos  for UV Images and lens/filter info
http://photographyoftheinvisibleworld.blogspot.com/ my UV diary
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