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UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography Humans happen to use visible light naturally but now we can go beyond the usual wavelengths we appreciate, to find out more about our world and ourselves.

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Old August 4th, 2017, 03:17 PM
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Trying out a new modified camera...shot with UV Nikkor 105mm


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Old August 4th, 2017, 04:06 PM
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Trying out a new modified camera...shot with UV Nikkor 105mm


Does anyone know whether or not the areas that absorb UV are because of some deposition or accumulation of a compound important for luring the best kind of pollinators?

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Old August 5th, 2017, 03:24 AM
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Here is a paper about it: http://www.pnas.org/content/98/24/13745.full.pdf
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Excellent defense against bugs that chew at female reproductive parts of the flower! Must cost the plant resources but be worth it!

Thanks for the reference and education, Klaus!

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