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Eucalyptus forrestiana [Fuchsia Gum]


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#1 DaveO

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 04:05

Oldfield, D. 2015. Eucalyptus forrestiana Diels (Myrtaceae) Fuchsia Gum. Flowers photographed in visible and ultraviolet light. http://www.ultraviol...na-fuchsia-gum/

Maldon, Victoria, Australia
13 February 2015
Australian Native Flowering Tree as Garden Specimen

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Eucalyptus forrestiana is named after Sir John Forrest, Western Australian explorer and parliamentarian. It is a very attractive tree with bright red buds with conical caps and cream flowers.

Visible Light: Pentax K-5 Full Spectrum Modification, Nikon Rayfact PF10545 MF-UV 105 mm f/4.5 lens, Metz 15 MS-1 flash, 1/180 s @ f/16 ISO 200, Baader UV/IR Cut Filter.
Attached Image: Eucalyptus_forrestiana_Vis.jpg
Image Reference: DO54191

Ultraviolet Light: Pentax K-5 Full Spectrum Modification, Nikon Rayfact PF10545 MF-UV 105 mm f/4.5 lens, Nissin Di866 Mark II flash, 1/180s @ f/16 ISO 200, Baader UV-Pass Filter.
Attached Image: Eucalyptus_forrestiana_UV.jpg
Image Reference: DO54202

References:
Elliott, W.R. and Jones, D.L. Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants suitable for cultivation, Volume 4, 1986, Lothian, p. 97.

Published 15 February 2015

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#2 DaveO

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 04:01

Another set
26 January 2016

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: Eucalyptus_forrestiana_Vis.jpg
Image Reference: DO62495

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: Eucalyptus_forrestiana_UV.jpg
Image Reference: DO6497

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: Eucalyptus_forrestiana_UVIVFL.jpg
Image Reference: DO62498

#3 Andrea B.

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 04:16

These are fetching, intriguing photographs with artistic merit as well as botanic value. They would make such a nice set of prints, simply framed. So nicely composed upon the plain background.
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Posted 28 January 2016 - 06:34

Dave, These are quite interesting. Thanks!

#5 DaveO

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 09:06

The closer I get the closer I want to get. I guess it's my minimalist period. Learning more and more about less and less.

I suppose the red colour is probably due to an anthocyanin pigment which absorbs blue and green light so only red gets reflected, Then if you throw in an underlying blue fluorescence as in the stamens you may finish up with the purple colour.

Thanks for your comments

Dave