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Cucumis sativus [Cucumber]


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#1 msubees

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 17:15

Huang, Z.Y. (2015) Cucumis sativus L. (Cucurbitaceae) Cucumber. Flowers photographed in ultraviolet, visible light and simulated insect vision. http://www.ultraviol...tivus-cucumber/

East Lansing, Michigan, USA
24 June, 2015
Cultivar in a vegetable garden.

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Photographs taken in the order of visible light, ultraviolet, and simulated insect vision. UV signature of this flower are similar to other cucurbit flowers (e.g. luffa, pumpkin) in that it is highly UV absorptive in the center of the flower.

Reference:
1. Wikipedia (26 June 2015) Cucumis sativus. Wikimedia Foundation, San Francisco, CA.

Equipment [Sony Nex7 + El Nikkor 80mm f/4.5 old format]

1. Visible Light [f/8 for 1/50" @ISO100, S8612 (2 mm thick), natural light]
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2. Ultraviolet Light [f/8 for 30" @ISO100, S8612 (2 mm thick) and ZWB1 (1.5 mm thick), natural light]
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3. Simulated Insect Vision [f/8 for 1.3" @ISO100, S8612 (2 mm thick) and UG 5 (1.5 mm thick), natural light]
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Edited by msubees, 29 June 2015 - 19:15.


#2 Andrea B.

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 23:01

Very nice!
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Posted 27 June 2015 - 16:24

Thank you, Andrea!

It was fun to shoot these flowers...

View PostAndrea B., on 26 June 2015 - 23:01, said:

Very nice!