My first flower with a new, more powerful UV light source. This cucumber flower (I think) dazzled me with the brightness with my small light, but the beautiful colors in the final image are even more a delight.
This purple bee balm is one of the most fantastically colored flowers I’ve ever photographed in UVIVF. Ordinarily green, with purple flowers and pinkish bracts, it’s a great variety of rich colors under my 365nm UV light. Each of the glowing nodes is a bud yet to bloom. For almost two weeks after photographing it, it kept blooming in a vase.