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Ref: oxeye daisy in uv.jpg
An accidental & unexpected discovery during early trials
was that these petals are dark in UV on their upper surface
but quite light on the underside. This discovery encouraged us
to try to capture both sides of all subjects.
Ref: common daisy (bellis perennis) in uv.jpg
More reflectance on the underside of the petal than the top,
but not as pronounced as the Oxeye daisy.
Ref: dandelion in uv.jpg
Only the outer petal show UV reflectance
Ref: forget-me-not in uv.jpg
Again the backs of the flowers are brighter in UV than the front.
Ref: d32_06530 + d10_01536 moorhen 2 (natural & av) 2004may13_13-13-06(r+mb sample@768).jpg
Moorhen chicks with a bright patch of UV on the top of their heads that
gradually fades as it feather over and they start to feed themselves.
Whether this has any biological significance is not known to the authors.
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