Dahlia

There were these Dahlias of different colours growing in the adjacent flower beds to the Rudbeckias I shot the other day. I could not resist shooting these flowers to see what their UV and IDS patterns looked like.

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Dahlia ‘Moonfire’ – visible

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Dahlia ‘Moonfire’ – UV
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Dahlia ‘Moonfire’ – IDS1
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Dahlia ‘Moonfire’ – IDS2
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Dahlia spp – visible
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Dahlia spp – UV
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Dahlia spp – IDS1
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Dahlia spp – IDS2
Red Dahlia - visible
Red Dahlia – visible
Red Dahlia - UV
Red Dahlia – UV
Red Dahlia - IDS1
Red Dahlia – IDS1
Red Dahlia - IDS2
Red Dahlia – IDS2

As you can see, the UV pattern is not very interesting at all. But the IDS gives us a better picture of what it would look like to the pollinators. And there were many bees flying around pollinating while I was taking these pictures.

Boon

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