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Visible light

The common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale Web.) taken with my UV-Nikkor 105 mm f/4.5 using Fuji RTP film and the Nikon A12 filter.

UV light

The same specimen on Fuji RTP film using the UV-Nikkor lens 105 mm f/4.5 and the FF Nikon filter (Wratten 18 A equivalent). Note the colour differentiation of the flower head. These details are not found in visible light.

Both images © Bjørn Rørslett/NN 1998

UV images may also be acquired using digital techniques. For an updated review of digital UV and IR photography, click here.

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Last Update 1 October, 2002