Alcea (Hollyhock)

This is an Alcea Rosea (aka Hollyhock) which was growing outside my house. I decided to take this indoors to photograph. I thought this flower was an interesting subject to shoot particularly in UV-induced visible fluorescence (UVIVF).

Hollyhock - visible
Hollyhock – visible
Hollyhock - UV
Hollyhock – UV
Hollyhock - IDS1
Hollyhock – IDS1
Hollyhock - IDS2
Hollyhock – IDS2
Hollyhock - UVIVF
Hollyhock – UVIVF
Hollyhock - UVIVF macro
Hollyhock – UVIVF macro


Equipment used: Olympus EM-5, Coastal Optics 60mm F4, Baader U filter, Baader UV-IR cut filter, IDS1 & 2 filters, Quantum X2D flash, Nightsearcher UV torches