Ultraviolet and Infrared Photography - Holly bush leaves

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These evergreen shrubs can be quite the vigorous growers. During the spring and summer they will grow pretty quickly. I captured their fresh leaves growing from the plants giving them a bright white color.

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Camera ModelLumix GH3, modified by LifePixel for Full Spectrum
LensOlympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm-50mm
FilterB+W UV Black (403) Filter
Aperturef/3.5
Shutter Speed1/250 sec
Film Speed200
SpectrumUltraviolet-A and Infrared (UVA and IR)
Wavelength320 to 385 nm and 750 nanometers
LocationNorth Georgia USA.

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A few of them were lined up giving an appearance of a carpet of holly leaves.

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In the early spring, bees really like these bushes as they are sometimes the first plants to have blooming flowers.

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They are quite alive, reflecting infrared light back at my camera giving them a snowy white color to them.

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I take pictures with a special camera. Its a Mirrorless DSLR that has been modified by Life Pixel to see light in other wavelengths. This allows my camera to see light in the Infrared [IR] around 1300 NM wavelength, through the visual spectrum and into the Ultraviolet A and B wavelengths roughly into the 300 NM wavelength.

I carry many filters on me to make the photos you see in my blog, these filters screw on my lens and help me isolate certain wavelengths for certain scenes. These filters can be IR / UV pass-through filters to assist me get a natural photo taking out the UV and IR light. Or I may use a Infrared pass-through filter capture just IR light. I can do the same with UV light as well, though I need some better filters which they can cost a few hundred dollars for true Ultraviolet pass through filters. So for right now I have B + W 403 bandpass filters that still allow some IR light in, due to their cheaper material.

There are also exotic glasses made of sapphire and germanium I am open to working with to replace my silica glass hot mirror with a material that allows even longer wavelengths of infrared to enter my cameras sensor. Special sensors, lenses and filters of that material would be needed as well, so it would be a big project but one that may give some even more unique photography results.

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they look cool😍

@o4wx thanks.. yeah the leaves do have a unique look in UV and IR

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those are some really great shots

@cityslicker they sure are.. love how they came out. Thanks alot

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