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Some spring flowers in UV

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by tbyork2012, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. tbyork2012

    tbyork2012 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 14, 2012
    Oxford, UK
    Spring has finally arrived in England. Here are some of the flowers imaged in UV.
    All shot handheld. First 3 were lit by the sun while the cherry blossoms were shot with Xenon flash.

    Lesser celandine
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    Dandelion
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    Cherry blossom
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    BT
     
  2. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    I really like the second Boon. I think it is the black grass that enthralls me!
     
  3. tbyork2012

    tbyork2012 Mu-43 Veteran

    213
    Nov 14, 2012
    Oxford, UK
    The second shot was using ISO 800 and 0.3 secs but supported by my camera bag to give some stability. The first and third were at ISO 3200 and faster shutter speed ~ 1/20-1/30 secs but no other support.
     
  4. tbyork2012

    tbyork2012 Mu-43 Veteran

    213
    Nov 14, 2012
    Oxford, UK
    More flowers shot today.

    Dandelion using flash
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    This flower I'm not sure the name of
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    BT
     
  5. tbyork2012

    tbyork2012 Mu-43 Veteran

    213
    Nov 14, 2012
    Oxford, UK
    Another lesser celandine:
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  6. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    When I have more time, I will study these pictures. Excellent work!
     
  7. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Boon, Something that Klaus does sometimes is to post the visible and UV pair so we can see the difference. You might want to consider this. I know the dandelion, but I don't know the others.
     
  8. tbyork2012

    tbyork2012 Mu-43 Veteran

    213
    Nov 14, 2012
    Oxford, UK
    Sorry but the only visible light shot I took of the flowers was the cherry blossom:
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    BT
     
  9. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Wow, they are amazing. Since it is more esoteric, I didn't realize anyone was shooting UV here.
     
  10. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    I understand Boon, what I meant was for future reference (as I am hoping you will post more in the future).
     
  11. tbyork2012

    tbyork2012 Mu-43 Veteran

    213
    Nov 14, 2012
    Oxford, UK
    Point noted. There should be more new flowers blooming soon. I'll make a point of doing this, although I tend to handhold rather than shoot on a tripod, so the flowers will not have the same pose.