Flower Colours through the Lens: Quantitative Measurement with Visible and Ultraviolet Digital Photography
Jair E Garcia, Andrew D Greentree, Mani Shrestha, Alan Dorin, Adrian G Dyer
PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2014
BACKGROUND: The study of the signal-receiver relationship between flowering plants and pollinators requires a capacity to accurately map both the spectral and spatial components of a signal in relation to the perceptual abilities of potential pollinators. Spectrophotometers can typically recover high resolution spectral data, but the spatial component is difficult to record simultaneously. A technique allowing for an accurate measurement of the spatial component in addition to the spectral factor of the signal is highly desirable. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Consumer-level digital cameras potentially provide access to both colour and spatial information, but they are constrained by their..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Research Council
AGD was supported by Australian Research Council DP0878968/DP130100015. AD was supported by Australian Research Council DP130100015. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.