I was on my way to go home when I saw the halo around the sun so before I left, I went to the chinese garden cause I know they have nice photogenic trees. I took that picture.

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I’m from Saint-Hubert, Quebec province, Canada.
I work in aerospace as an assistant lead hand specially in wood finishing for private business jets.
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  • Jonathan Stacey
    Jonathan Staceyover 4 years ago

    Brilliant..Incredible sky show !!..I have never seen these sun halos looking like this with such perfect colour…so very well captured.

  • it was very bright that halo. I had to take the picture. thank you so much Jonathan!

    – Manon Boily

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonover 4 years ago

  • cool! thank you so much Kelly!

    – Manon Boily

  • James Zickmantel
    James Zickmantelabout 4 years ago

    Nice! I believe the opposite of a rainbow is a called a ‘glory’.

  • in fact this one is a halo. a rainbow is different cause it touch the ground. thank you so much James! and thanks for passing by!

    – Manon Boily

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 3 years ago

    Simply beautiful…T

  • sun halos are awesome in picture if you find something photogenic to hide the sun. thank you so much for the nice comments ;)

    – Manon Boily

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 3 years ago

    Wow, this is superb Manon,,,!!!

  • it was really beautiful and intense! thank you so much elfie :)

    – Manon Boily

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 3 years ago

    Wow!! Congratulations on winning the challenge!! Excellent entry! Gena

  • thank you so much Gena, I appreciate that so much ;)

    – Manon Boily

  • alienfunk
    alienfunkabout 3 years ago


  • thank you so much alienfunk. you make my day ;)

    – Manon Boily

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrabout 3 years ago

    Outstanding Sundog…I have seen a few, but never a complete Halo…

  • it’s a very common phenomenon here. maybe because I live in North. Halos are made by reflection of the sun in ice crystals. thanks a lot ;)

    – Manon Boily

  • Conoro
    Conoroalmost 3 years ago

    I love parhelions Manon, and this is a stunning capture. What makes it really special is the wispy clouds which make it look as though it is smouldering. This is gorgeous :-)

  • you are right. the clouds were thin and textured. halo is great with that. thank you so much :)

    – Manon Boily

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccarialmost 3 years ago

    Oh WOW Manon, this is wonderful and some that we so rarely see. I’ve seen it a few times with the moon too, but have never been lucky enough to have my camera with me. How spectacular and a big favorite for me….. :)

  • here it’s common because we are living in a cold country. the atmosphere up there is so very cold. it give us the chance to see that phenomenon sometimes. thank you so much Kathy ;)

    – Manon Boily

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