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Ever wonder what the inside of a rainbow looks like?
Here is a close-up view. A sprinkler shoots water, the droplets refract the light.
Inside the rainbow,each little droplet is lit up by the Sun. Each one with their own color, as seen by the viewer. As they all move about the colors merge into a rainbow

Optics Picture of the Day a.k.a. OPOD
has chosen this image for their Picture of the Day on Oct 31, 2009.

For even more detail view Enter the Rainbow II – Detail

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Paul is an avid nature enthusiast, bible scholar, astronomer, astrophotographer and has been a planetarium operator/lecturer at The Robert J. Novins Planetarium.
Paul’s nature photography includes Wildlife, Atmospheric Optics , Sunsets, the Pine Barrens and various other objects pertaining to hidden beauty found in nature.

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  • velveteagle
    velveteagleover 6 years ago

    What a beauty.. Great idea.. Early light ?

  • Paul Gitto
    Paul Gittoover 6 years ago

    Actually late light. Last evening, around 6:45PM. I was trying to capture some hummingbirds, the sprinklers were on. I had my new lens and figured, why not zoom into a rainbow!
    So I was dodging one sprinkler to shoot another.

  • Dawne Olson
    Dawne Olsonover 6 years ago

    Really interesting perspective! I never thought to try to see the rainbow colors so closely! Very clever!

  • Thank you! It was more inspiration than planning.

    – Paul Gitto

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