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#1 Namestom

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Posted 25 February 2020 - 20:08

I went to the beach with my UV light, expecting to find trash. Luckily it was low tide and in the tide pools one species of sea weed reacted to the UV light. I didnt realize you need to block UV light and had to correct the colors. It was an exciting find, the only one at the beach. Location Milford, CT
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#2 Stefano

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Posted 25 February 2020 - 20:33

Nice colors! I think that fluorescence in nature is pretty much not intended, and just caused by biomolecules that happen to be fluorescent. As far as we know, there aren't animals emitting UV light to catch preys or stuff like that. It is just a beautiful, random phenomenon.

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 09:26

Excellent image!
Back in 2018 I posted a UVF image of a Red Seaweed (https://www.ultravio...ed-seaweed-uvf/) and had hoped to do some more, but sadly don't live close enough to the sea to get a regular supply of fresh seaweed. It would be worth bringing some specimens home and doing some more images in a more controlled environment.
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#4 Namestom

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 17:50

View PostAdrian, on 26 February 2020 - 09:26, said:

Excellent image!
Back in 2018 I posted a UVF image of a Red Seaweed (https://www.ultravio...ed-seaweed-uvf/) and had hoped to do some more, but sadly don't live close enough to the sea to get a regular supply of fresh seaweed. It would be worth bringing some specimens home and doing some more images in a more controlled environment.
Interesting that we got the same color, but completely different plant specimen. I'll grab some next time. It was like 35° with 15mph wind. Lol



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