Checking out the trails at this state park paid off in the wildlife I saw along the banks letting in the sunlight and calmness of the creek. I saw soft shelled turtles right at the water line on the sand bar. And to the right of these turtles there was a bunch of butterflies.
I have not seen both together like that but they did keep their distance. Im sure the butterflies were tasty treats to those turtles.
|Camera Model||Lumix GH3, modified by LifePixel for Full Spectrum|
|Lens||Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm-50mm|
|Filter||720nm Infrared Passthrough filter|
|Shutter Speed||1/320 sec|
|Location||Sweetwater Creek State Park, GA|
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I take pictures with a special camera. Its a Mirrorless DSLR that has been modified by Life Pixel to see light in other wavelengths. This allows my camera to see light in the Infrared [IR] around 1300 NM wavelength, through the visual spectrum and into the Ultraviolet A and B wavelengths roughly into the 300 NM wavelength.
I carry many filters on me to make the photos you see in my blog, these filters screw on my lens and help me isolate certain wavelengths for certain scenes. These filters can be IR / UV pass-through filters to assist me get a natural photo taking out the UV and IR light. Or I may use a Infrared pass-through filter capture just IR light. I can do the same with UV light as well, though I need some better filters which they can cost a few hundred dollars for true Ultraviolet pass through filters. So for right now I have B + W 403 bandpass filters that still allow some IR light in, due to their cheaper material.
There are also exotic glasses made of sapphire and germanium I am open to working with to replace my silica glass hot mirror with a material that allows even longer wavelengths of infrared to enter my cameras sensor. Special sensors, lenses and filters of that material would be needed as well, so it would be a big project but one that may give some even more unique photography results.
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