Taken at 8:25 p.m. on 26/07/2015 this image shows a double rainbow over the New Forest Observatories – and more.
This morning I pushed up the contrast and saturation of the image to take a better, closer look at the rainbows. I was surprised to see a bunch of blue/violet mini-bows on the inner edge of the primary bow. Knowing nothing about rainbows I looked this up. Found out this is what is called a SUPERNUMERARY rainbow. Live and learn 🙂 🙂
So there’s tons of horse hair on the ground over the New Forest, and plenty hung up in the barbed wire. But of course that’s not good enough for the resident Jackdaws – oh no – it needs to come straight from the horse if it’s to be any good. So these 3 Jackdaws had a great time pulling great clumps of hair from this poor female grey who made no attempt to shoo them off. I took a couple of shots of the corvid mayhem and then shooed them off myself to let her have some peace in the sunshine.
A beautiful sunny morning so I had to go for a walk over the forest today. Saw this bird of prey circling around and couldn’t identify it at the time. Luckily I had the 100-400mm zoom on the Canon 5D MkII and managed to grab a very poor shot – but good enough for identification. Can you see what it is? WOWSER 🙂 🙂
Beautiful day today so decided to have lunch at Milford-on-Sea. Very surprised to see the Geese had already arrived and settled in before our first cold snap. Not too suprised to find our resident Little Egret fishing in his usual haunt 🙂
A recent 4-frame panorama of a North Weirs sunset.
On the same dog walk towards Sunset on 02/09/2011 there was this interesting Cirrus as well 🙂
The dog walked produced another unique photo-opportunity tonight, cirrus clouds, sunset and Sundogs. I first noticed the Sundog to the left of the Sun – fairly weak but clearly there. Within about half an hour the Sundog on the right hand sside of the Sun became more pronounced while the one on the left almost disappeared.
Another shot from the sequence 🙂
I caught this displaying pair of Buzzards (they had a youngster in tow but I couldn’t get all 3 in the frame) flying over the New Forest Observatory this morning. They did the same thing at the same time yesterday – which is why I was ready with the camera today 🙂 Canon 5D MkII with a 100-400mm zoom lens hand-held.
Just spent 8-days on Tenerife attending the Starmus Festival. Took this image of a volcanic rock pool on Arona beach just in front of the Cleopatra Palace hotel. Great hotel, great beach, fantastic 8-days on Tenerife.