Tag Archives: UV

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

Laser Bond – UV activated liquid plastic


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Recently I saw the advert for the Lazer Bond UV activated liquid plastic adhesive and filler. It is interesting that it is supposed to set fairly quickly following the exposure to UV alight (supplied). Hence I had to buy one to try, especially as it costs a reasonable £9.99. Continue reading Laser Bond – UV activated liquid plastic

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

Millet’s Farm – UV


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As the weather was very sunny on Saturday, I decided to bring my Olympus E-M5, Aico 35mm F3.5 enlarging lens with Hoya U340 1mm + S8612 1.5mm to shoot in UV, and my Olympus 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens with 680nm IR filter to shoot in infrared. Continue reading Millet’s Farm – UV

Bee in UV


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Having shot the honey bee in visible light, it is natural to want to know how the bee looks in UV. I had to change my camera to my full-spectrum Olympus E-PL5 in order to shoot this. Continue reading Bee in UV

Pink Kalanchoe


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My youngest daughter received a nicely potted Pink Kalanchoe from our God-son this Christmas. She kindly gave me permission to cut a stem of this flower to photograph. Continue reading Pink Kalanchoe

Fuchsia


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I managed to pick a fuchsia today to shoot indoors. This is a flower I have seen for quite a while but never got round to imaging until now. It normally hangs downwards, but I have inverted it for most of the images to see what it looks like under the various lighting. Continue reading Fuchsia

Abelia grandiflora


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Despite being in November, there are still many plants flowering at this time. The weather has indeed been mild and fairly warm for this time of year. I managed to collect some Abelia grandiflora which are flowering at the moment to shoot indoors. My favourite would be the UV-induced visible fluorescence (UVIVF) image. Continue reading Abelia grandiflora

Sony NEX-5N – UV imaging


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I remember few years ago when i first owned the Sony NEX-3 and used it for UV-imaging. Unfortunately the custom white balance range was not sufficient to properly white balance in UV for the jpeg files. This issue was fortunately resolved by the NEX-5N (4th camera in the NEX range) which had a wider white balancing range. I had sold my NEX-5N a while ago, and hence could not test this again until I borrowed my friend’s copy. Continue reading Sony NEX-5N – UV imaging