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Dr Klaus Schmitt
March 3rd, 2016, 12:48 PM
Took my UV camera with me, here a few results in visible light, UV (ultraviolet) and BV (simulated bee vision), shot at Shoreline Park in Mountain View, CA


http://m4.i.pbase.com/g9/08/747708/2/162698794.9JCcsS8I.jpg

http://m5.i.pbase.com/g9/08/747708/2/162698755.5STbhOEL.jpg

http://m3.i.pbase.com/g9/08/747708/2/162693263.jN16LukN.jpg


Species are (top to bottom): Hibiscus, Mexican bush sage, Brassica

Asher Kelman
March 3rd, 2016, 10:35 PM
These show us such color diversity, but we do not know, as yet the language!

We have no idea how important your observations might be, but I feel sure that you are contributing the body of knowledge that is required for us to protect the phenomenon of life on this planet.

Asher

Dr Klaus Schmitt
March 4th, 2016, 12:53 PM
And here the very common weed plant Bermuda Buttercup - Oxalis pes-caprae

http://m4.i.pbase.com/g9/08/747708/2/162711954.7BmX9LIx.jpg

Dr Klaus Schmitt
March 4th, 2016, 12:54 PM
These show us such color diversity, but we do not know, as yet the language!

We have no idea how important your observations might be, but I feel sure that you are contributing the body of knowledge that is required for us to protect the phenomenon of life on this planet.

Asher

Well, indeed it is not only "show and tell" what I do, it is trying to raise awareness!

Asher Kelman
March 4th, 2016, 02:39 PM
Well, indeed it is not only "show and tell" what I do, it is trying to raise awareness!

Yes, you make us aware how ignorant we are of the biological systems we so depend on!

It's beautifully humbling!

Asher

Dr Klaus Schmitt
March 4th, 2016, 04:54 PM
Yes, you make us aware how ignorant we are of the biological systems we so depend on!

It's beautifully humbling!

Asher

Thank you Asher!

Dr Klaus Schmitt
March 5th, 2016, 09:48 PM
This attractive yellow Bermuda buttercup weed flower shows quite a tricky UV pattern, as shown in the following enhanced reflected UV image, a UV bright ring set on a negative space around the dark in UV petals. Plus you also see the pyramidal cells in this enhanced resolution image (UV gives approx. 1.6x higher resolution) , which allows pollinators a much better grip while being at the flower.

http://m9.i.pbase.com/o9/08/747708/1/162720879.LSKgn2ax.P1240105b_c.jpg

Dr Klaus Schmitt
March 6th, 2016, 08:29 PM
How precious our life is and the nature around us, which we depend on.

Tom dinning
March 6th, 2016, 11:05 PM
Where did my post go?
Not visible in UV?