Français English
Gallery > In the sky > Reflection rainbow
1782 pictures in pixheaven.net
Search & Sort
Cirrus with virga
3D Mars
Closeup on a rainbow
43870 times
Double rainbow
43402 times
Double rainbow
34558 times
Rainbow in a spider web
29752 times
Reflection rainbow
26559 times
Enhanced rainbow
25720 times
Rainbow stick to the horizon
25707 times
Reflection rainbow
25474 times
Sunrise rainbow
24938 times
Alexander Dark Band
24621 times
 The others pictures of "Rainbows"
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 |

Reflection rainbow
Click to enlarge
510 x 768 pixels (89 kB)

Share

 510 x 768 pixels 
(89 ko)
Instrument   76 mm focal length
Exposure & film   1/360 s with digital camera DC3400 Zoom
Date & place   May 13, 2003, Quimper
Prima facie, it's a picture of a normal rainbow. But examine it more attentively and you'll see a kind of short and pale vertical spur hanged at the secondary rainbow. The colors of this light apparition are inversed regarding those of the secondary rainbow. So, it's the primary rainbow! But the primary rainbow is already visible on the right of the picutre. Then, what is it?
In fact, it's a reflection rainbow. This can occur when the sunlight reflect on a lake or any water surface, if the surface is smooth enough. Then a virtual Sun located under the horizon is seen by the rain droplets. Those one diffract the light of this second Sun, with the display of another fainter rainbow located higher than the "normal" rainbow.
Here, it's the Odet River which is playing the role of a mirror, reflecting the Sun.
Seen 26559 times See the next picture of that series.

 The others pictures of "Rainbows"
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 |

A Shower of
Stars in Brittany

A Shower of in Brittany
Brittany by night
in panorama!

Member of
TWAN

The World At Night

Newsletter
Your e-mail
address:

Visit my
professional
site

Galerie Pbase


© 2003-2013 Laurent Laveder - pixheaven.net