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18 Apr 14. For macro Friday something very different from what I've ever done before. The original idea for this image was that of an insect's perspective of a flower. I worked it up to give a 3-D look and used a daffodil as the subject as I felt the trumpet like flower would provide a bit more dimension that might be more effective in conveying the idea. I looked at the final product for a couple of weeks trying to decide if it was doing the job I wanted but always with the sense that it wasn't fully doing it. Then it hit me, I hadn't taken into consideration how an insect "sees" light. A little study told me that insects don't see the red spectrum in white light as we do, but instead see the ultra-violet end that is invisible to us. According to a couple of sources, the closest we can come to seeing ultra-violet is a light violet color, so I've manipulated the color in this image of a daffodil to look as close as I can to what I imagine it would look like to an insect. It is going to strike you as really weird, but give it a moment to sink in and pretend that you are the insect about to enter the lair of the flower. Moving back several feet from the screen will enhance the effect. Nikon D300s; 105mm Macro; ISO 400; 1/60 sec @ f /13 with fill flash.