BJORN RORSLETT / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BJORN RORSLETT / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Sulphur cinquefoil in UV light. Coloured photograph of sulphur cinquefoil (Potentilla recta) flower in ultraviolet (UV) light. The bull's-eye UV pattern is a result of the flower either reflecting UV (yellow) or absorbing UV (dark). This pattern is known as a 'nectar guide' and is thought to attract insect pollinators that can see in UV light. This image was taken on a digital camera adapted to filter and detect UV light. The resulting monochrome image was coloured on a computer. See image B830/3456 for the same flower seen in daylight.
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