Ultraviolet Flowers

Gagea lutea (L.)Ker-Gawler

Gagea lutea. Visible light

Visible light
Nikon D1H , UV-Nikkor 105 mm f/4.5, no flash

Gagea lutea. UV light

UV light
Nikon D1H , UV-Nikkor 105 mm f/4.5 @800 ISO, FF filter + CC20C, SB-140
Both images
© Bjørn Rørslett/NN
This petite, early-flowering spring blossom has a strong UV signature provided by high UV reflectance of the petals in combination with double UV absorbing marks at the base of each petal, plus within the floral centre itself.

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Last Update 19 April, 2003