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Nov 01, 2005 (Vol. 25, No. 19)

Flowers in Ultraviolet

URL:www.naturfotograf.com/UV_flowers_list.html
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This is the month for offbeat sites and probably no other site this month better exemplifies this theme than Flowers in Ultra-Violet. On the site visitors can view a wide variety of flowers, photographed in visible and ultraviolet light. What, you might wonder, other than trivial curiosity, would merit putting together a site like this? Ah–glad you asked. The insect world, which helps pollinate a large number of plant species has eyes that see beyond the visible spectrum that we humans see. Thus, viewing plants in UV or IR provides insights into what features of a plant may stand out to an insect. In addition to a large collection of interesting images, the author also provides a tutorial on UV/IR photography, which is quite informative.
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