Ultraviolet Flowers

Silene dioica (L.)Clairv.
Silene dioica. Visible light
Visible light
Silene uniflora. UV light
UV light
(FF + CC20C, SB-140)

IR light
(Wratten 89B, SB-140 with Wratten 87)
All images: Nikon D1H @800 ISO, UV-Nikkor 105 mm f/4.5

© Bjørn Rørslett/NN

The corolla of Red Campion reflects UV strongly, and contribute to form a distinct bull's-eye pattern.

The reflectance of the entire flower in near IR is very high, too. No wonder the purplish-hued are difficult to capture precisely whether the photographer employs film or digital cameras.

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Last Update 17 June, 2006