Field of wild flowers: depiction of insect vision

Field of wild flowers: depiction of insect vision

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Caption: Insect view of flower meadow. A wild flower meadow viewed through an insect's compound eye. Amongst the flowers seen here are red poppies, blue cornflowers and orange & white daisies. The image is a mosaic made up of small sections, representing the numerous visual units (called ommatidia) which make up a compound eye. Each ommatidia comprises a cuticular lens leading to light-sensitive cells. The view from an insect's compound eye is not as sharply focused as that of a lens-eye (such as a human eye). However, the field of view is much wider: about 70 degrees compared to 5 degrees for human vision. See image P421/002 for same view through human eyes.

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Keywords: anatomy, animal body, compound eye, field, flower field, flower meadow, flowers, insect, insect eye view, insect view, insect vision, meadow through insect ey, sight, view, view of flowers, vision

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