Ultraviolet light is bound to delight…
especially at night
By Dorian Stonehouse
Here are some photographs I took a few years ago during an enchanting summer’s evening in my front garden.
I used a cheap Cannon camera with the “hot mirror,” dichroic lens, removed. This enables the camera to see across the spectrum: from infrared to ultraviolet.
The dichroic lens is a filter which sits over the camera element
It is the time of night when everybody is fast asleep and those little ephemeral beings transcend from their dimension – to ours!
Here the camera catches ultraviolet and infrared light, giving a lovely combination:
This pollen-rich flower attracts insects that see in the ultraviolet spectrum:
The symmetry of nature is quite spellbinding
Initially I thought this horned creature might have been a spider, but now I am not so sure:
I hope you liked the photos, and I will publish more, as and when I get them.