Ultraviolet Flowers

Melampyrum pratense L.
Melampyrum pratense. Visible light
Visible light
Melampyrum pratense. UV light
UV light, b/w rendition
(Hoya U-360, SB-140)
Both images: Nikon D1H @800 ISO, UV-Nikkor 105 mm f/4.5

© Bjørn Rørslett/NN

Common Cow-wheat has no readily apparent UV pattern on its corolla. Areas of UV absorbance alternate with reflective regions.

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Last Update 6 February, 2005