Forget-me-not

Whenever my family take Rosie our puppy out for a walk in the neighbourhood, often times they do come across some interesting flowers. Recently on one of these walks, they brought back a small bunch of Forget-me-nots. Interestingly the genus of this flower is Myosotis, which is very similar to the medical term myositis which means inflamed muscles. It is supposedly worn by ladies as a sign of faithfulness and enduring love.

While photographing the Forget-me-nots, I noticed that some of them looked very different in UV. Hence I have taken a few pictures to illustrate this difference.

Forget-me-not - visible
Forget-me-not – visible
Forget-me-not - UV (Baader U)
Forget-me-not – UV (Baader U)
Forget-me-not - UV (330WB60)
Forget-me-not – UV (330WB60)
Forget-me-not - UV (330AF20)
Forget-me-not – UV (330AF20)
Forget-me-not - IDS1
Forget-me-not – IDS1
Forget-me-not - IDS2e
Forget-me-not – IDS2e
Forget-me-not - UVIVF
Forget-me-not – UVIVF
Forget-me-not - visible
Forget-me-not – visible
Forget-me-not - UV (Baader U)
Forget-me-not – UV (Baader U)
Forget-me-not - UV (330WB60)
Forget-me-not – UV (330WB60)
Forget-me-not - UV (330AF20)
Forget-me-not – UV (330AF20)
Forget-me-not - IDS1
Forget-me-not – IDS1
Forget-me-not - IDS2e
Forget-me-not – IDS2e
Forget-me-not - UVIVF
Forget-me-not – UVIVF

It does look like from what I’ve read online, that the center of the Forget-me-not can be yellow, white or pink. The ones in my photo with a white center tended to be more UV-reflective, whereas the yellow centered flowers were less UV-reflective. Perhaps this has to do with the age of the flower. But whichever it may be, these small flowers do look very lovely.

Boon

Equipment used: Olympus EM-5, Coastal Optics 60mm F4, Baader U filter, Baader UV-IR cut filter, IDS1 & 2e filters, 330WB60 & 330AF20 filters, Quantum X2D flash, Nightsearcher UV torches, Stackshot