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Cucurbita pepo [Pumpkin]

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#1 msubees

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 21:23

Huang, Z.Y. (2015) Cucurbita pepo L. (Cucurbitataceae) Pumpkin. Flowers photographed in ultraviolet, visible light and simulated insect vision. http://www.ultravioletphotography.com/content/index.php/topic/1420-cucurbita-pepo-pumpkin

Yilan, Taiwan
11 Oct, 2014
Cultivar in a vegetable garden.

Common Names:
  • Pumpkin
Photographs taken in the order of visible light, ultraviolet, and simulated insect vision. To distinguish between UV shadow and UV darkness, I usually "dissect" deep-corolla flowers like this so that there is no question of possible shadows. This is a male specimen. Simulated insect vision shows the UV-dark areas as green, with the anther a much deeper green compared to the interior of the corrolla; because under UV, the anther is almost totally UV-black.

1. Wikipedia (15 June 2015) Cucurbita pepo. Wikimedia Foundation, San Francisco, CA.

Equipment [Panasonic DMC-G5-broadband + El Nikkor 80mm f/4.5 old format]

1. Visible Light [f/8 for 1/400" @ISO160, S8612 (1.75 mm thick), natural light]
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2. Ultraviolet Light [f/8 for 1.6" @ISO160, S8612 (1.75 mm thick) and UG 11 (1 mm thick), natural light]
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3. Simulated Insect Vision [f/8 for 1/6" @ISO160, S8612 (1.75 mm thick) and UG 5 (1.5 mm thick), natural light]
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Edited by msubees, 15 June 2015 - 21:49.

#2 Andrea B.

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 04:13

(My original post to this thread seems to be missing. Perhaps I did not hit the Submit button properly?? I will start over.)

I love this Pumpkin flower. It is unusual and different - and very interesting. Thanks for posting this one!!

It would be cool to see more vegetable flower fotos here on UVP. If we get enough, then perhaps I can create a section for them.

I've also used that 'dissection' technique to show what is going on inside a tubular flower. The bees see that when they go inside the flower, but we usually do not. ;)
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