Georgia has dense forests, some say its because of the Squirrels forgetting about their buried nuts and then they sprout into trees. Its due to this its possible trees are more densely packed in area with alot of Squirrels.
And due to this density, plants on the ground level of the forest must travel upwards through the treeline to get that unfiltered sunlight.
|Camera Model||Lumix GH3, modified by LifePixel for Full Spectrum|
|Lens||Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm-50mm|
|Filter||720nm Infrared Passthrough filter|
|Shutter Speed||1/800 sec|
|Location||LaFayette, Georgia USA.|
Some Virginia creeper growing up a tree trunk. Moving its way up the tree into the canopy so it can get more light.
Smaller vines are making their way up trees as well, many die back in the winter and attempt to make the run up the tree again next year. Eventually the vine before mature enough to have protection from the frost and will make more progress climbing, staying live on the tree during the winter.
Muscadine vines growing up towards the light, these vines will produce edible berries if they get enough light. When walking through the forest we are on the lookout for these vines in the sunlight as we will come back for them when the fruits are ready.
A patch of these Muscadine vines have found a tree trunk and now growing up mature tree as a structure for the vines growth.
All along the trail were Muscadine growing on the path beside us. Some sunlight was coming down through the tree tops giving them some sunlight before some tree would shade them from the light again.
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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: https://steempeak.com/photography/@solominer/vqgcrs3x