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Dr Klaus Schmitt
March 22nd, 2012, 01:11 AM
Well, I was "locked down" not to talk about nor show details, but now the preview is online
on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcKuq9W7IPg
and on vimeo: http://vimeo.com/38037613
so I wanted to share that here...

Watch especially that part right starting at 02:00 seconds, a Mirabilis flower in ultraviolet light.

http://forum.mflenses.com/userpix/20123/455_Screen_00538a_1.jpg (http://forum.mflenses.com/userpix/20123/big_455_Screen_00538a_1.jpg)
(c) SKY, Atlantic Productions

The series will be aired in May, 2012 on SKY 3D and in HDTV on SKY Atlantic, as made public
by Kew Gardens and has much more info about it: http://www.kew.org/news/kingdom-of-plants.htm

Dr Klaus Schmitt
May 18th, 2012, 02:59 AM
Additionally to the broadcast version on Sky Atlantic (http://skyatlantic.sky.com/kingdom-of-plants) (in 2D) and SKY 3D in May and June, there will be a DVD and BlueRay version available from July onwards (amazon etc.). Nintendo will have a 3D version available which may be watched w/o additional glasses. As it was produced in 4k quality, it will also be later shown in selected IMAX cinemas in 3D.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51n6hYViPKL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
(c) amazon

There will also be a section on "Invisible Worlds" including UV and UV induced visible fluorescence still and timelapse images.

I just preordered my DVDs here at amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B008368I7A/ref=ox_ya_os_product) - PAL version only.

Dr Klaus Schmitt
May 18th, 2012, 03:01 AM
I had the honor to preview "Kingdom of Plants 3D" on Monday, May 14th in London and I have to say that it will be a wonderful film for plants and flowers lovers. The 3rd dimension adds quite a bit to the viewing pleasure (although it is quite an effort to achieve, especially in UV). I can't really replicate that here, but this may give an idea:

http://www.pbase.com/kds315/image/142265185/large.jpg

Dr Klaus Schmitt
July 18th, 2012, 01:15 AM
There is a accompanying 256 pages book out now, written by one of the staff members of the Production company, also named "Kingdom of Plants" like the whole series. It includes four pages about insect and animal UV vision and two pages have some of my images in it from that 3D film, here is one of it:

http://www.pbase.com/kds315/image/144824148/large.jpg

and here for the experienced 3D crosseye viewer, the stereo version:
http://www.pbase.com/kds315/image/144825043/large.jpg

(quote - from amazon)
This book accompanies the landmark television series Kingdom of Plants 3D: With David Attenborough. In the last 500 million years, plants have undertaken an epic journey that has not only spanned the ages but has altered the very make-up of the planet. It was a journey that began in a dark and barren world, and has culminated in a planet that is draped in rich colours, and overflowing with a diversity of mystifying orchids, exploding seed pods and snapping carnivorous plants. But plants are far more than just beautiful and bizarre. Through the chapters of this book we uncover how plants first began to live on land, how they have become linked with a multitude of animal and fungi partners, and how ultimately they have shaped both landscapes and cultures. With an introduction by Professor Stephen Hopper, Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, as well as contributions from leading botanists and horticulturists, this book unpicks the strands of our planet's network of botanical life. Through its pages we reveal the extraordinary ways in which plants have come to live and thrive in all habitats, and we discover how they can provide us with answers to many of the problems that face humanity in our modern age. (unquote)

http://www.kingdomofplants.com

Here is more about the book on the publisher site:
http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/Titles/76450/plant-world-david-attenborough-9780007463336

Available also at amazon (US)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0007463332/harpercollins-21&from=HC
or from amazon (UK)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0007463332/harpercollins-21&from=HC
in printed or electronic form

Front Page:
http://images.harpercollins.co.uk/hcwebimages/hccovers/076400/076450-FC50.jpg
(c) HarperCollins

Asher Kelman
July 11th, 2015, 05:51 PM
Bump for brilliance!

Who has followed the links!

Asher

Asher Kelman
July 11th, 2015, 05:52 PM
Bump for brilliant photography!

This is worth looking at, I promise!

Who has followed these links?

Asher