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    Red face Advice on uv photography?

    Hi,

    I'm trying to see hidden patterns on my BEL similar to the MAballs videos over at NERD.

    I have either bought the wrong bulb or my camera isn't up to it. I think it's the bulb as it is an energy saving blacklight and throws a lot of visible light too.











    The camera is a Samsung WB500 just in case.
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    BEL??


    Do all snakes have UV patterns in them?? I figured some may have IR patterns, since they see in IR as well, but it would be cool for the UV thing too...
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    Re: Advice on uv photography?

    My little Blue eyed leucistic girl.



    (Some idiot forgot to turn the flash off at the start. )
    Derek

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    Very nice Derek.
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    Is it a fluorescent tube or a coil or incandescent? Back in my days of trippy neon poster owning, I found the tubes to be most effective at making things glow without lighting up the room.
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    That looks extremely blue for a black light. You want a fluorescent tube and the bulb itself should throw little visible light, and glow a dark purple rather than blue.

    Nice BEL either way!
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    Re: Advice on uv photography?

    The patterns only show up if there is a pattern morph(like spider or pinstripe) in the BEL combo.

    On a regular BEL, typically only a dorsal stripe may show up.

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    Re: Advice on uv photography?

    It's a compact tube thing;

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1610869504...84.m1497.l2649

    It does seem as though I have the wrong type of light. Just wish I knew which one to buy.
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    And to make it even more complicated, you also have to differentiate between longwave and shortwave uv. Some things will flouresce with one wavelength and not the other.
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    Re: Advice on uv photography?

    I thought I had found the right type of bulb ( though I have no clue on the wavelength point ) but they just emailed me to say it was discontinued and offering a replacement.

    This is getting expensive in useless bulbs.
    Derek

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