Both my wife and I have noticed that there are many cherry blossom trees blooming around Oxford this year – much more so than previously. The fact is that all these trees are very old, so it is not that they have not been around. But perhaps the fact that the flowers are blooming even more abundantly than previous years, has made them more noticeable. These come in many different sizes – small, large, white or pink. Some trees even have both pink and white flowers blooming on them.
My daughter kindly picked one of the larger white flowers for me to photograph. Hence I have put it through the Stackshot Macro rail setup to get these final stacked images.
I have to say that it is probably the UV-induced visible fluorescence (UVIVF) which is the most interesting.
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