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Day 94

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This is a relatively common phenomenon known as iridescence. I call this particular form "cotton candy iridescence" since the colors often resemble the pastel tones and textures of fluffy cotton candy! =D Basically, it has to do with the way the crystals/droplets in the clouds reflect and refract light. All you need to see it is a pair of polarized sunglasses and some patience. Just look along the edges of clouds that are blocking the sun. And remember kids, don't stare directly at the sun ;)
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1000x667px 420.99 KB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 40D
Shutter Speed
1/1328 second
Aperture
F/13.0
Focal Length
205 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Apr 4, 2011, 3:40:58 PM
Sensor Size
5mm
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BlueYellowMacaw's avatar
Holy crap this is the best iridescence I have seen. :O I hope to see this one day. The colors are unusual. Normally spring green and rose dominate.
KathyCucu's avatar
WAoooO Awesome :la:
i love the clouds <3333 :la: :+fav: God Artwork!! >3<
1realdreamer's avatar
Nice :) and i learned something new
FramedByNature's avatar
Glad you like it :)
zyta's avatar
Safety First!! Love this!!
atomic-dream's avatar
Really cool, I learned something new too!
bluepointeshoes's avatar
Wow, that is beautiful. I've never seen this phenomenon before!
FramedByNature's avatar
Thank you! You've just gotta wear sunglasses and look at the clouds... a lot =D
un-earthed's avatar
You have been featured! [link] :D
FeuerKnight's avatar
I love that phenomenon, strangely I can only see it with my dark glasses on
FramedByNature's avatar
Yeah, otherwise it's too bright and just looks white :)
FeuerKnight's avatar
Love to see what the others can (putting on sun glasses)
KenDo-RP's avatar
Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!! :tighthug:
xX-Jessika-Xx's avatar
this is amazing >.<
xX-Jessika-Xx's avatar
Noooooo problem (:
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