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[filmscanners] Re: Filmscanners - is this about as good as itgets?

Actually, bees see UV not IR, and that is part of the problem with films
too, as the UV sensitivity is different from our eyes.  I've seen
pictures depicting how a bee sees, and it is very interesting.  Some
flowers actually, without changing their color in the human visual
spectrum, alter their UV transmission/reflection so the bees know when
they are producing nectar.


Paul D. DeRocco wrote:

>>From: Robert55
>>From time to time I find a picture of some very boring pink
>>flowers, which I
>>suppose I photographed because they were interesting blue flowers. Someone
>>who has more knowledge of flowers than I have (I don't know whether we are
>>talking about the same flowers) said this was because these flowers absorb
>>(don't reflect) UV light. If I understand this correctly this is somewhat
>>like using an UV-filter to eliminate blue haze in high mountains. It would
>>be interesting to know what effect (if any) a UV-filter has on a digital
> I've heard that what upsets the photography of some flowers is that they
> reflect a lot of infrared, which is picked up as red by some films or
> sensors. (Bees apparently see this range of color.) That's why the Minolta
> DiMage 7i camera added an IR filter--I guess some DiMage 7 owners
> complained.
> --
> Ciao,               Paul D. DeRocco
> Paul                mailto:pderocco@ix.netcom.com

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