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Dr Klaus Schmitt
January 5th, 2011, 04:36 AM
I already showed south african Gazania flowers here. Now I was wondering how she attracts insects, so I used my bee / butterfly vision filter and took some shots. Here the results.

White light shot:

http://www.pbase.com/kds315/image/123853418/original.jpg

Dr Klaus Schmitt: Gazania

Visible Light


Butterfly vision (simulated) shot (UV=blue)

http://www.pbase.com/kds315/image/123853419/original.jpg

Dr Klaus Schmitt: Gazania

Simulated Butterfly Vision

The pollen lights up strongly around the flower petals in the central part and they have a quite strong UV reflectance also.

Doug Kerr
January 5th, 2011, 06:04 AM
Hi, Klaus,
I already showed south african Gazania flowers here. Now I was wondering how she attracts insects, so I used my bee / butterfly vision filter and took some shots. Here the results.
Fasinating and beautiful.

FYI there is a typo in your photo bylines ("Klaud").

Thanks.

Best regards,

Doug

Cem_Usakligil
January 5th, 2011, 06:12 AM
Typo corrected. BTW, the surname was wrong as well. Scmitt instead of Schmitt. I guess Asher should not edit in the middle of the night as it is error prone, lol. Hi, Klaus,

Fasinating and beautiful.

FYI there is a typo in your photo bylines ("Klaud").

Thanks.

Best regards,

Doug

@Klaus: This is a beautiful capture, thx for sharing.

Cheers,
(Cem who shouldn't reply using his smart phone as it too is typo prone)

Cody White
January 5th, 2011, 08:04 AM
Wow, is all I can say.

Dr Klaus Schmitt
January 5th, 2011, 08:21 AM
Thanks to all for the kind words and the help to get the lettering right!!

Jim Galli
January 6th, 2011, 08:40 AM
Beautiful and interesting! Thanks.

Dr Klaus Schmitt
January 6th, 2011, 01:56 PM
Thanks Jim!