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Ultraviolet Photography Reveals the Unexpected Fluorescence of Flowers

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Self-proclaimed “photon-packing mixed photographer” Craig Burrows continues to captivate with his unique series of floral illuminations. Captured using cameras modified for ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence, the fanciful photographs showcase Burrow's ability to turn ordinary flora into beaming blooms.

To create each dazzling depiction, Burrows imaginatively employs a filtered 365nm LED light and a special lens (found, he explains, in “kits typically used for crime scene investigation”). This Technicolor treatment brings out the flower’s natural fluorescence, as it only conveys ultraviolet and infrared light. This results in an ethereal aesthetic, making everything from pollen and petals to stamens and stems spectacularly glow and glisten. 

To further enhance his subjects, Burrows sets the fairytale-esque flowers against stark black backdrops. On top of making the images' outstanding hues even more dramatic, the monochromatic backgrounds ensure all eyes will be on each fantastic flower.

If you’d like to see more of Burrow’s brightly-colored photographs, be sure to follow him on Instagram. And, if you’d like to order some out-of-this-world prints, visit his website.

Specializing in ultraviolet photography, Craig Burrows transforms ordinary flowers into beaming blooms.

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