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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 8th November, 2013)

A Rainbow at the Country Park


A Rainbow at the Country Park
I took this picture at Beacon Country Park, Up Holland at approximately 2.30pm on Monday 4th November'13 with my little cheap phone camera. It was only visible for a few minutes and then it disappeared behind thick dark clouds.

Photo: Margaret Wall  (Nokia 300)
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Comment by: Ken R on 8th November 2013 at 00:04

Nice rainbow, but no pot of gold.

Comment by: AP on 8th November 2013 at 00:08

A secondary bow as well, even if feint: excellent.

Although rare, you can sometimes also get a tertiary, ie third bow, although it requires a body of water to constitute a reflector.

Also, if you get the chance to view from above, you can get complete circles rather than bows.

Comment by: David Fairclough on 8th November 2013 at 00:38

That a lovely picture Margaret even with your little cheap phone

Comment by: Ellen on 8th November 2013 at 00:55

A wonderful "catch"! The clouds look very ominous,--Was there a storm to follow this?

Comment by: Chuck Turner on 8th November 2013 at 03:29

Nice phone camara.....beautiful pic.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 8th November 2013 at 03:56

Margaret; you`ve got two rainbows there!
Can be a double rainbow or a twinned rainbow see:-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_rainbow#Variations
Thanks for the detailed description - saves people asking!

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 8th November 2013 at 06:30

Stunning Margaret......this is a really special one....makes me want to break out into song...
Somewhere over the rainbow....
Blue birds fly.....

Cheers!!!

Comment by: kath on 8th November 2013 at 06:35

that's beautiful!

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 8th November 2013 at 07:56

Lovely photo Margaret, don't knock your cheap phone camera, it's took a cracking colourful shot.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 8th November 2013 at 08:02

Me too Liz; Judy Garland sang it in `The Wizard of Oz` that was first shown in 1939. See:-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wizard_of_Oz_(1939_film)
Margaret; how cheap was your mobile `phone? My Nolia 100 cost £9.99, but it hasn`t got a camera!

Comment by: Harry C. on 8th November 2013 at 08:06

Right place right time!

Comment by: Janice on 8th November 2013 at 09:34

Lovely photograph Margaret. Camera phones these days are quite advanced and produce some great images. However, you still have to be able to competently record the picture - and you have done so very nicely. Another bit of trivia - the second bow is known as Alexander's Band first recorded in 200AD and named after its discoverer Alexander of Aphrodisias.

Comment by: A.W. on 8th November 2013 at 09:51

Very nice Margaret, why do I never capture shots like this?

Comment by: pat on 8th November 2013 at 10:01

Just beautiful!!

Comment by: Garry on 8th November 2013 at 10:20

Careful what you say Margaret, some people are too nosey.

Comment by: Margaret Wall on 8th November 2013 at 10:44

Yes Ellen, there was a really heavy but short lived storm within seconds of this photo being taken. My little dog and I got soaked.
Ernest, my phone was a bit more expensive than yours but, other than a camera, it has no frills.
That rainbow was so dramatic it needed a very wide angled lens to do it full justice. It spanned a full 180 deg right across Wigan.
Thanks everyone.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 8th November 2013 at 11:13

In a secondary rainbow the colours are reversed, i.e. Red on the inside, Violet on the outside.

Comment by: Maureen on 8th November 2013 at 11:28

Hello Margaret..I love your photo and the green of the grass is lovely..and so glad to see you got another little dog.

Comment by: Margaret Wall on 8th November 2013 at 12:18

Aaw thank you so much Maureen.
My 'new' dog Alice (she's about 18 months now) is the first small dog I've ever owned. I've only ever had golden retrievers before. I do love her dearly but she will never replace my precious Meggie.
Alice is a cross between a Bichon Frise and a Shih Tzu.

Comment by: alan lad on 8th November 2013 at 14:30

The best of late for me.

Comment by: Maureen on 8th November 2013 at 16:52

Hello Margaret..I know Meggie held a special place in your heart.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 8th November 2013 at 21:11

Two in one Margaret..beautiful!

Comment by: Jane on 9th November 2013 at 16:08

Only just looked at the pic today - how lovely.

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