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Stunning photographs of flowers, illuminated with ultraviolet light

28-year-old photographer Craig Burrows photographs plants and flowers using the technique called UVIVF, or “ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence.” The process is relatively unknown, but it allows you to select fluorescence in plants by the use of high intensity UV light.

Typically, the camera lens blocks ultraviolet radiation. However, Burrows photographs taken with an LED light having a 365nm wavelength, which passes through the filter to pass ultraviolet and infrared light. Plants absorb UV light and emit visible radiation at different wavelengths, so the photographer removes the color more vivid than those that can be observed under normal conditions.

Burrows photographed individual plants and flowers, but in the future plans to make similar shots with whole gardens, lawns and greenhouses using a 100-watt spotlights.

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