First attempt at UV photography

Here is my very first attempt at ultraviolet photography. The was taken with a Nikon D1H with a UV Nikkor 105 lens and filter glass for blocking visible and infrared light (400 nm and up). I took this with a half second exposure and no tripod and remote, so it is a bit blurry. The dandelion, like many flowers, has a distinct UV ring pattern that is visible to many insect pollinators. Here, reflected UV light is false colored white.

My first UV photo of a dandelion.

I really wish I had gotten a more stable shot since there is also an ant visiting the center of the flower.

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4 Responses to “First attempt at UV photography”


  1. 1 karen May 14, 2010 at 9:18 am

    That’s a lovely shot, well done

  2. 2 wedding video November 12, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    It reminds me of infrared photography. I think you had to set it stlightly out of focus and use a red filter, gave amazing skys.
    Great shot a real bee’s eye veiw

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