Photo-a-Day (Friday, 8th November, 2013)
A Rainbow at the Country Park
Photo: Margaret Wall (Nokia 300)
Nice rainbow, but no pot of gold.
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.
That a lovely picture Margaret even with your little cheap phone
A wonderful "catch"! The clouds look very ominous,--Was there a storm to follow this?
Nice phone camara.....beautiful pic.
Margaret; you`ve got two rainbows there!
Can be a double rainbow or a twinned rainbow see:-
Thanks for the detailed description - saves people asking!
Stunning Margaret......this is a really special one....makes me want to break out into song...
Somewhere over the rainbow....
Blue birds fly.....
Lovely photo Margaret, don't knock your cheap phone camera, it's took a cracking colourful shot.
Me too Liz; Judy Garland sang it in `The Wizard of Oz` that was first shown in 1939. See:-
Margaret; how cheap was your mobile `phone? My Nolia 100 cost £9.99, but it hasn`t got a camera!
Right place right time!
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.
Very nice Margaret, why do I never capture shots like this?
Careful what you say Margaret, some people are too nosey.
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.
In a secondary rainbow the colours are reversed, i.e. Red on the inside, Violet on the outside.
Hello Margaret..I love your photo and the green of the grass is lovely..and so glad to see you got another little dog.
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.
The best of late for me.
Hello Margaret..I know Meggie held a special place in your heart.
Two in one Margaret..beautiful!
Only just looked at the pic today - how lovely.