Rainbow with supernumerary bows.

Ern Mainka

Melbourne, Australia

Artist's Description

Supernumeraries are created by small, almost same sized raindrops.
“Supernumerary bows are an intimation of the limitations of geometric optics for it is totally unable to explain them. To do so we must take account of the ‘wave’ nature of light.” – Les Cowley

Supernumerary Simulator
www.atoptics.co.uk/rainbows/supdrsz
Nikon F3, 300mm lens, Fuji Velvia.

© Ern Mainka

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