Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Common Broom (Cytisus scoparius)

Many species of the Fabaceae or Leguminosae have flowers that show nearly no UV-reflexion and appear therefore black in UV images. However, in this case parts of the flower has parts that are very reflective and others that are completely UV-dark, so that it shows a very characteristic pattern.

Image in visible light:


“simulated bee-colours” by combining the UV-image with the blue and green channel of the visible light image:

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