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Images of flowers taken by photographer Craig Burrows using a relatively unknown process known as UVIVF (ultra violet induced visible fluorescence).

Burrows illuminates the flowers with a high intensity LED filtered to transmit only UV and infrared which the plants absorb, releasing visible light in the form of vivid colours not perceptible under normal viewing conditions.

More of his work here.

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A spectacular close up of a Fiery Throated Hummingbird taken by Canadian photographer Jess Findlay in the Talamanca Mountains of Costa Rica.Sez he:

Several of these hummingbirds were visiting a nectar feeder. As they fed hungrily, often quarrelling with one another, occasionally one would get displaced onto a nearby branch. I waited by the branch for a couple hours, staying very still. I used a telephoto lens with a special attachment that allowed me to focus on close subjects. What made this a challenge was how fidgety these birds can be and the fact that the full spectrum of colour is only seen when they pause at a very specific angle.

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