Ferns among the tree logs - Ultraviolet and Infrared Photography

in treetuesday •  last month  (edited)

Seeing ferns grow in trees was a new sight to me, an when I find deadfall tree logs on the ground with Ferns all around I wonder if they fell with the tree. Along with the Ferns some Muscadine saplings were growing, these too will climb trees, and when they fall they just start growing from the forest floor.

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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 Speed1/15 sec
Film Speed800
SpectrumUltraviolet-A and Infrared (UVA and IR)
Wavelength320 to 385 nm and 750 nanometers
LocationWildcat Creek Campground, Georgia USA.

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Some areas are full of Ferns, makes me wonder how long it took for them to form in a patch like this.

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I see old logs along the trail, with more groupings of Ferns. Vines were growing up the tree trunks as well.

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The trees by the water have unusual growth. Since it has the edge of the water to itself it tries to grow over the water to get more sunlight.

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Some bushes were growing along the water as well, growing its branches over the creek. When I go canoeing we need to be careful of them as they stick out on the water.

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I wonder if tree vines use the flowing water to travel down into new areas of the forest to grow. Im sure trees have fallen and then the vines and Ferns have dropped into the water. It can be amazing how hard life works to keep going.

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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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Your Ultraviolet and Infrared Photography always gourgious

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@nevlu123 thanks alot, glad you like it.

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Ferns stand out like little bugs ...

@manorvillemike yeah I love how they pop out of nearly everything. I think it has to do with them producing spores.

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