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 Photo-a-Day      (Friday, 8th November, 2013) Views: 2,607 
A Rainbow at the Country Park
 A Rainbow at the Country Park   by Margaret Wall  (Nokia 300)
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.

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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