Author Topic: Newly discovered Nectar Mimicry made visible using an UV-Nikkor 105mm  (Read 379 times)

Dr Klaus Schmitt

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Took some multispectral images of Lewisia cotylodon when I noticed some highly reflective ring, especially visible in reflected UV!



Talking about that with my friend Prof. (em) Klaus Lunau of Duesseldorf University, and asking him what that might be, he told me that he just has published
in 2020 in NATURE about this new discovery, previously unknown: Lunau, K., Ren, ZX., Fan, XQ. et al. Nectar mimicry: a new phenomenon. Sci Rep 10, 7039 (2020).
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-63997-3

Here is what I have written about that:

https://photographyoftheinvisibleworld.blogspot.com/2021/08/nectar-mimicry-at-lewisia-cotylodon.html
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Wannabebetter

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Just what I needed to know! And thanks for the link to that article.

Akira

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These are brilliant and interesting images, Klaus!  Thank you for sharing.
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Dr Klaus Schmitt

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Thanks guys, glad you fin this interesting! Funny that there is still things to be discoevered!!
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Thank you for sharing it. Very interesting

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Ditto! Thx for sharing
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My pleasure!
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