Category Archives: UVIVF

UV-induced visible fluorescence

Campanula medium – Pink Bell flower


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My wife recently received a big bunch of flowers from a colleague. There was one particular flower which caught my eye – it looked like a pink bell and the internal structures holding the pollen was what drew me to it. Hence I knew I had to take photos of it, and in particular macro photos of the pollen. Continue reading Campanula medium – Pink Bell flower

Pineapple – various lighting


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Recently my wife resolved to make my favourite pastry – pineapple tarts. Now in order to do this, I had to buy some fresh pineapples. Hence I thought I should image one of these pineapples with my various filters to see what they look like, especially since I have not done my UV-imaging for quite a while now. Continue reading Pineapple – various lighting

£5 notes


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There has been the new £5 note in circulation for a while now. As I had both a new and an old £5 note with me, I thought I would compare the differences as revealed by a UV torch. Continue reading £5 notes

Strawberry – closeup


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I have been wondering what a strawberry looked like close-up. Hence I decided to take one from my fridge to photograph. The images below were stacked from 11 images to get the entire strawberry in focus. Continue reading Strawberry – closeup

Lisianthus grandiflorum


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It has been a very long time since I’ve taken any floral photographs. Hence when our friend bought a bunch of flowers for my wife, I’ve been wanting to take photographs of it. I finally managed to find some time to do this. So here are the images. Continue reading Lisianthus grandiflorum

Pink-Purple geranium


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I managed to find this pink-purple geranium whilst on my walk in the neighbourhood. It did have pollen pattern which was just begging to be imaged in UV-induced visible fluorescence. Continue reading Pink-Purple geranium

Orange marigold


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One of the flowers which I had planted last year in a different plot seems to have bloomed in our raised bed from out of nowhere. There was one flower which looked freshly bloomed, which is why I just had to pick it to photograph indoors. If I don’t, then there will not be many more opportunities to do so as the flowering season is soon coming to an end. Continue reading Orange marigold

Geranium Pratense


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One of my favourite flowers is the Geranium pratense, a lovely purple flower which looks great, particularly in UV-induced visible fluorescence (UVIVF). Hence I had to bring one back to photograph with my indoor studio. I have to say that I am well pleased with the images I managed to capture. There are even some great macro shots. Continue reading Geranium Pratense

Red geranium


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With autumn coming upon us, I thought I would take the last opportunity to photograph some of the flowers blooming in my garden which I have not had a chance to photograph. The first of these is the red geranium which I had planted in late spring this year. I picked one of the freshly bloomed flower to photograph indoors. Continue reading Red geranium

Dove’s foot Geranium


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This intersting small (under 10mm) Dove’s foot geranium (Geranium molle), is much smaller than the other geraniums I have photographed in the past. When I saw this flower, I knew I had to bring it back to photograph with my indoor studio. Continue reading Dove’s foot Geranium