Welland Park Flower bed in UV

Welland Park Flower bed in UV

Description

Title:
Welland Park Flower bed in UV
Caption / Description:

Ultraviolet panorama by the flower beds near the tennis courts in Welland Park, Market Harborough, UK. In ultraviolet, flowers can have quite a different appearance compared to how they look in visible light. The Rudbeckia flowers in this image have a dark area around the centre of the flower, something that is not visible to humans.

This kind of pattern is visible on many different species of flower, and is often referred to as a 'nectar guide'. Bees and other insects can see UV light, and it is thought the dark marking around the centre of the flower helps the insects find the centre of the flower (where the nectar and pollen are located).

The french marigold flowers appear completely black in UV, contrasting with their much brighter appearance in visible light.

Tags / Keywords:
  • Europe
  • UK
  • Britain
  • England
  • East Midlands
  • Leicestershire
  • Market Harborough
  • Flowers
  • Panorama
  • Welland Park
  • Ultraviolet
  • UV

Admin

Date Original Photo Taken:
Original File Name:
Welland Park flowerbed by tennis courts UV pano.psb
Event:
Rating:
Date this image added/last updated on website:
Original File Dimensions:
8000px x 4000px
File Type:
JPEG
Color Mode:
Original Image Color Profile:
Adobe RGB (1998)

Location

Location Shown:
Sublocation:
Welland Park
City:
Market Harborough
Province/State:
Leicestershire
Country:
United Kingdom
World Region:
Europe
Location Created:
Sublocation:
Welland Park
City:
Market Harborough
Province/State:
Leicestershire
Country:
United Kingdom
World Region:
Europe
Geo-location:
52.474846666667, -0.92636833333333 View on map

Rights

Copyright Status:
Copyrighted
Licensing Status:
Rights Managed
Available for Editorial Use:
Yes
Available for Commercial Use:
No
Copyright Notice:
© 2015 Dave Kennard

Camera Data

Date Digital Resource was created:
Shutter speed:
1s
Aperture:
f/8
Camera Model:
Fujifilm X-M1
ISO:
800
Exposure Compensation:
0
Focal Length:
12mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv.):
15mm
Metering Mode:
Multi-segment
Flash:
Off, Did not fire
Exposure Mode:
Auto bracket
White Balance:
Auto
Light Source:
Unknown
Exposure Program:
Manual

Additional shooting metadata

Lens:
Tokina ATX107 DX FishEye 10-17mm F3.5-4.5
Filters used:
  • Baader U
Additional Optics used:
Setup:
Benro C-428 Tripod
Nodal Ninja 3 II Rotator and lower rail
Nodal Ninja 3 vertical arm and upper rail
Arca Swiss Compatible Quick Release Clamp
Remote shutter release
6 shots around, 1 up, 1 down, 2 down offset, all bracketed ±1EV

Post Processing

Image Modified:
Software used:
  • Adobe Camera RAW
  • PTGUI 10 Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop 2015
Post Processing:

RAWs converted in ACR
Images stitched, blended, and exposure fused in PTGUI 10 Pro
Blending / stitching issues corrected in PS CC
Nadir patched in PS CC making use of SuperCubic plugin
LCE applied in PS CC