Yellow anemone in UV light

Yellow anemone in UV light

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Credit: BJORN RORSLETT/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Yellow anemone in UV light. Yellow anemone flowers (Anemone ranunculoides) coloured to show areas that reflect ultraviolet (UV) light (petals) or absorb UV light (stamens and pistils at centre of flower). The UV pattern, known as a 'nectar guide', is thought to help attract pollinating insects, which can see in UV light. This image was taken on a digital camera adapted to filter and detect UV light. The resulting image is monochrome since UV light has no true colour. See image B800/2941 for normal daylight version.

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