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I've photographed hundreds of glowing flowers since 2014 after seeing Oleksandr Holovachov's work with ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence (UVIVF) photography.

Each time I do a set of UVIVF photos, it starts with going out under the cover of darkness to snatch unsuspecting flowers growing around the neighborhood. I rarely know what to expect from a flower before I get it back to shoot. Some I think will dazzle end up flopping, and others I am surprised by their colors or light. Every one is a surprise!

In the same way a tee-shirt blue glows under a black light, most organic material glows at least a little with UV stimulation and in all kinds of colors. To make the most of it, I make sure I'm working in the darkest environment I can and use a 365nm light so the camera can't see the UV light.

Any time the flowers are hit by sunlight, they're letting off their own glow in response and it's simply overwhelmed by the sunlight we can see. These photos capture something we always see, but never can observe.

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Omg my favorite. I seriously want to buy these and put them all over my home they just are amazing

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Now I'm mad because I want to see flowers like this all the time! Waaahh!!!

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This could come from 1 person's dream and another's nightmare. Love it

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Disney's new Avatar land in the Animal Kingdom should be watching this post....

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ok this one is giving me "Independence Day" alien death ray and I'm ok with that.

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Meh, when you see 1 UVIVF photo you've seen them all. J/K this is incredible!!

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You may say Mother Nature's a b***h, but I say she is one beautiful, freaky b***h...

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love the reoccurring space theme found throughout the photos. The duality of earth and sky is mesmerizing and hypnotic.

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For some reason, at first glance, these made me think of Micky Mouse.

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It would be interesting to see a side by side comparison between this and our every day sight.

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These photographs show that there is more to plants than we think. They have a very stunning beauty that can't be seen in everyday life.

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Appears molds or fungus on the leaf also glow under this light, if I'm correct.

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

...the answer to all questions is... 42 ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy )

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These photos are stunning. So glad I didn't miss this post. Thank You.

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