Infrared Photography - Tree canopy's flowering

in treetuesday •  2 months ago 

Many trees will produce flowers in the spring before the leaves form. That gives the tree canopy's a unique look during the short time period of when they are leafless but still have new growth for the spring. I am not sure what tree this is but has some nice flowers about thirty feet up high in the tree canopy.

These photos is my content for #treetuesday


Camera ModelLumix GH3, modified by LifePixel for Full Spectrum
LensOlympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm-50mm
Filter750nm Infrared Passthrough filter
Shutter Speed1/100 sec
Film Speed200
SpectrumInfrared (IR)
Wavelength750 nanometers
LocationNorth Georgia USA.


This tree has purple flowers but since these photos are in infrared they just look white. The black sky behind the flowers is caused by how little the sky reflects infrared back at the camera. Though the flowers reflect alot of infrared light back making them bright white.

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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.

Addresses below to help me buy better camera equipment and support me to travel to locations to do photo and video and overall great blogs in new places. I would be happy to list some of the contributors in my posts for donations that help me along the way.


For more information on how I do my photography I have a short video on that:

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Cool pix


@farm-mom thanks alot

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@ludmila.kyriakou sure is

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beautiful photography with nice editing.

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@shuvo35 thanks but no editing was done.. just resized and watermarked.

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