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Verticordia chrysantha [Yellow Featherflower]


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#1 DaveO

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 04:59

Oldfield, D. 2013. Verticordia chrysantha Endl. (Myrtaceae) Yellow Featherflower. Flowers photographed in visible and ultraviolet light. http://www.ultraviol...-featherflower/

Synonyms
Verticordia chrysantha var. chrysantha
Verticordia chrysantha var. roei Schauer
Verticordia gilbertii Turcz.

Maldon, Victoria, Australia
5 November 2013
Australian Native Wildflower as Garden Specimen

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Verticordia chrysantha is a widely distributed species in the drier parts of south-western Western Australia where plants grow on a wide range of soil types. The eye-catching feathery appearance of the flowers is created by the heavily fringed sepals below the petals. The petals and sepals which appear yellow in visible light are very dark to almost black in the ultraviolet.

Visible Light: Pentax K-5 Full Spectrum Modification, Quartz 105 mm f/4.0 lens, Nikon SB-14 flash, 1/180 s @ f/16 ISO 200, B+W UV/IR Cut Filter.
Attached Image: Verticordia_chrysantha_Vis.jpg
Image Reference: DO51780

Ultraviolet Light: Pentax K-5 Full Spectrum Modification, Quartz 105 mm f/4.0 lens, Nikon SB-14 flash, 1/180s @ f/16 ISO 200, Baader UV-Pass Filter.
Attached Image: Verticordia_chrysantha_UV.jpg
Image Reference: DO51784

References:
Elliott, W.R. and Jones, D.L. Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants suitable for cultivation, Lothian 2010, Volume 9, p. 404.


Atlas of Living Australia http://bie.ala.org.a...rdia+chrysantha


Published 25 January 2014

#2 DaveO

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:45

New set

14 October 2015

Visible Light: Nikon D750 Full Spectrum Modification, Nikon Rayfact PF10545 MF-UV 105 mm f/4.5 lens, Metz 15 MS-1 flash, 1/200 s @ f/16 ISO 200, Baader UV/IR Cut Filter.
Attached Image: Verticorda_chrysantha_Vis.jpg
Image Reference: DO61823

Ultraviolet Light: Nikon D750 Full Spectrum Modification, Nikon Rayfact PF10545 MF-UV 105 mm f/4.5 lens, Nissin Di866 Mark II flash, 1/200s @ f/16 ISO 200, Baader UV-Pass Filter.
Attached Image: Verticorda_chrysantha_UV.jpg
Image Reference: DO61825

Ultraviolet Induced Visible Fluorescence: Nikon D750 Full Spectrum Modification, Nikon Rayfact PF10545 MF-UV 105 mm f/4.5 lens with Baader UV/IR Cut Filter, Nichia NCSU033A UV-LED with Baader UV-Pass Filter, 10.0 s @ f/16 ISO 1600.
Attached Image: Verticorda_chrysantha_UVIVFL.jpg
Image Reference: DO61826

References:
George (Berndt), E.A. and Pieroni, M. Verticordia, the turner of hearts, University of Western Australia Press, 2002, p. 136

Published 12 January 2018

#3 Andrea B.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 22:56

Oh this one is very feathery!

The fluorescent glow through the feathers is nice.

Isn't the title of that book cute --- "The Turner of Hearts". Those authors must really love their Verticordia, eh?
Andrea G. Blum
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