Blue Hyacinth

Another flower that blooms in our garden in Spring is the Hyacinth. Every spring, there is the strong scent of this flower in my garden. And now that I have cut a stalk of this flower to photograph, the scent is definitely present in the house as well. I just haven’t quite decided whether I like the scent or not.

Anyway, I have photographed this flower in my indoor studio.

Blue hyacinth - visible
Blue hyacinth – visible
Blue hyacinth - UV
Blue hyacinth – UV
Blue hyacinth - IDS1
Blue hyacinth – IDS1
Blue hyacinth - IDS2e
Blue hyacinth – IDS2e
Blue hyacinth - UVIVF
Blue hyacinth – UVIVF

I have to say that this flower is not very easy to photograph in UV, as there are areas which are very reflective in an otherwise UV-dark flower – it is easy to have overblown areas in the flower. It is also not the most interesting flower in UV. But I’ve photographed it to include in my flower gallery.

Boon

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