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Photography by UV induced visible fluorescent light

Almost all photography records reflected light.  Of course, there are emitters such as the sun, stars, and light bulbs; but usually reflected light dominates and serves to illuminate photographic objects.

However, under UV irradiation many plants and insects can emit visible light.  The results are unexpected and can be quite beautiful.  In particular, flowers that are quite common place and perhaps even dull can offer glowing pallets of color that appear to leap out at the observer from surfaces and crevices.

Photography of fluorescent flowers is the subject of this essay.  To read more click the link below.

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