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UV Fluorescent Millipede by melvynyeo UV Fluorescent Millipede by melvynyeo
Found another millipede that fluorescence under UV light. I like how the legs "glow" . Specs. Iso 3200, 1/50s, f11 handheld.

Not much info about these millipedes... :(

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Fluorescence is the emission of light by a substance that has absorbed light or other electromagnetic radiation. It is a form of luminescence. In most cases, the emitted light has a longer wavelength, and therefore lower energy, than the absorbed radiation. However, when the absorbed electromagnetic radiation is intense, it is possible for one electron to absorb two photons; this two-photon absorption can lead to emission of radiation having a shorter wavelength than the absorbed radiation. The emitted radiation may also be of the same wavelength as the absorbed radiation, termed "resonance fluorescence".

The most striking examples of fluorescence occur when the absorbed radiation is in the ultraviolet region of the spectrum, and thus invisible to the human eye, and the emitted light is in the visible region
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Junestarr Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am amazed at how much some incects glow. I have never been afraid of them (Just what happens when they attack you...) and I would love to see this in life.
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YadavThyagaraj Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot
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YadavThyagaraj Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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AnikueTheRobot Aug 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you should try do that to a scorpion, they glow like crazy : D
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:icondirtsaminou:
that's amazing, you're amazing, everything is amazing :O
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comixgamer Jul 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is gorgeous! was this a bigger millipede, or is this picture just very close up?
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:iconmelvynyeo:
This is a small millipede, about 1 inch long.
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