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Papaver rhoeas [Common Poppy]

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#1 Steven B.

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 19:05

Bouedec, S. (2017) Papaver rhoeas L. (Papaveraceae) Common Poppy. Flowers photographed in visible, ultraviolet and infrared light.
http://www.ultraviol...a-common-poppy/

Harfleur, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France
13 May 2017
Wildflower

Synonyms:
Common Names:
  • Corn Poppy
  • Corn Rose
  • Field Poppy
  • Red Poppy
  • Coquelicot (French)
Comment:
Specimen found at the edge of a wood.
UV shot shows a nice yellow gold of petals.

Four black (dark) marks at bottom of petals are visible all over the spectrum.
Shots performed indoor (with modified flash) due to strong wind outdoor.

Reference:

1. Wikipedia (May 2017) Papaver rhoeas. Wikimedia Foundation, San Francisco, CA. https://en.wikipedia.../Papaver_rhoeas

Equipment [Nikon D3200-broadband + EL Nikkor 80mm f/5.6]

Visible Light [f/11 for 2.5" @ ISO-400 with Baader UV/IR Cut Filter and Onboard Flash]
Attached Image: 800DSC_8152.jpg

Ultraviolet Light [f/11 for 30" @ ISO-400 with Baader UV-Pass Filter and Canon 199a modified Flash]
A long exposure was made to permit multiple flashes for more even coverage.
Attached Image: 800DSC_8149.jpg

Infrared Light [f/11 for 8" @ ISO-400 with Hoya R72 Filter and Canon 199a modified Flash]
A long exposure was made to permit multiple flashes for more even coverage.
Attached Image: 800DSC_8157.jpg


Edits:
Rørslett: Minor correction of authority and specific name.
Blum: Typo correction.
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#2 Andrea B.

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 19:37

This is gorgeous! Very well done.
And so interesting to see the IR markings. It is unusual to find a flower which has IR absorbing areas.

I was just in Italy seeing P. rhoeas everywhere and wishing I had been able to take my UV gear along with me. How nice to return home to find this lovely example.
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Posted 15 May 2017 - 16:59

Agree with Andrea: Very well done!

And a little question: You got a very nice gray background in all three pictures! A new grey standard material? ;-)

Edited by Alaun, 15 May 2017 - 16:59.

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#4 Steven B.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:23

You're right Werner, background seems to keep its grey color in all these pictures.

To answer your question this is the wallpaper (at a distance of about 1 meter away from the flower) of a room in my house.
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