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Solanum lycopersicum [Tomato]

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#1 msubees

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 21:36

Huang, Z.Y. (2015) Solanum lycopersicum L. (Solanaceae) Tomato. Flowers photographed in ultraviolet, visible light and simulated insect vision. http://www.ultraviol...ersicum-tomato/

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.

Reference:
1. Wikipedia (27 June 2015) Tomato, Wikimedia Foundation, San Francisco, CA.

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

1. Visible Light [f/8 for 1/25" @ISO100, S8612 (2 mm thick), natural light]
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2. Ultraviolet Light [f/8 for 20" @ISO100, S8612 (2 mm thick) and ZWB1 (1.5 mm thick), natural light]
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3. Simulated Insect Vision [f/8 for 1.6" @ISO100, S8612 (2 mm thick) and UG 5 (1.5 mm thick), natural light]
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#2 Andrea B.

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 21:49

I'm so happy to see all these UV- and BV-signatures for garden vegetables. :(
You posted enough so that I could start a new board for them.
Thank you, Zach!

I had to go look up how Tomatoes are pollinated.
Two ways outdoors: wind and "buzz pollination".
Two ways indoors in a green house setting: mechanical shaking and "buzz pollination".
Read all about it here: http://ag.arizona.ed...es/pollinat.htm
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Posted 27 June 2015 - 22:21

Thank you for creating this, Andrea!

Not sure if alfalfa should be here or not. My wife grows it as a vegetable to eat its young leaves.

View PostAndrea B., on 27 June 2015 - 21:49, said:

I'm so happy to see all these UV- and BV-signatures for garden vegetables. :(
You posted enough so that I could start a new board for them.
Thank you, Zach!

I had to go look up how Tomatoes are pollinated.
Two ways outdoors: wind and "buzz pollination".
Two ways indoors in a green house setting: mechanical shaking and "buzz pollination".
Read all about it here: http://ag.arizona.ed...es/pollinat.htm


#4 Andrea B.

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 22:25

If grown in a home garden or a farmer's field, then include it here.
Andrea G. Blum
Often found hanging out with flowers & bees.