Paul By: Paul

Harvestman under uv light

  • Richard Wintle PRO 4y

    Woo! I had no idea, that's fantastic. :)

  • Bryce McQuillan PRO 4y

    thats brilliant
  • Art PRO 4y

    wouldn't it be more exciting if it was its natural colour ?! ;o)
  • Art PRO 4y

    see also here :
  • Paul PRO 4y

    art- I think I'll pass on that one
  • Noor Kadir (rana) 4y

    liked it
  • Stavros Markopoulos PRO 4y

    Amazing patterns!

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • vil.sandi PRO 4y

    Awesome shot! Great details!
  • bug_g_membracid PRO 4y

    What did you have to do to get this shot? Would regular lighting pick it up, or did you have to use a special filter?
  • Paul PRO 4y

    I used a UV/black light (Nichia 65nm). This elicits the fluorescence. You can then either have a very long exposure (roughly 15-30' depending on your ISO) while you light paint (ie. more the flashlight over the body to cover all of its surfaces). Otherwise you can have a very short duration flash (1/64') and then light paint in the same manner as before with long exposure time. Either way the subject needs to be stationary for a relatively long period of time and generally requires a tripod since results are not nearly as clean hand held.

    Regular lighting would not pick it up. No special filter required.

    Any other questions and I'll be happy to respond,
    Best wishes,
  • bug_g_membracid PRO 4y

    Thanks for the info!
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Taken on April 25, 2011
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