Lower half of the fogbow

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Wed Nov 2 01:26:01 2005 UTC



This the lower half of tonights car headlight fogbow.

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Another beauty

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Wed Nov 2 01:26:01 2005 UTC



Another beautiful set of supernummeries.

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Very colorful fogbow supernummeries

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Wed Nov 2 01:26:01 2005 UTC



This one is awesome because here not only you see secondary fogbow but also colorful interference arcs inside the primary fogbow.

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Fogbow of 11-1-05

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Wed Nov 2 01:11:01 2005 UTC



Its the first month of November and it fogs up and I turn on the headlights and get this fantastic fogbow.

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Left side of car headlight fogbow

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sat Sep 17 04:10:01 2005 UTC



This is looking left notice the well defined supernummery bow inside the primary bow. The moon is visible at the top and its glare did not help very much.

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Car fogbow with color

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sat Sep 17 04:10:01 2005 UTC



This other right hand view shows that some fogbows are not all colorless. Here the outer edge is reddish with a little yellow and the inner edge is a light blue.

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Right side showing the secondary bow

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sat Sep 17 03:56:01 2005 UTC



This view shows the right side of the fogbow. The wide diffuse band on the outside of the main bow is the secondary.

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top half of the bow

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sat Sep 17 03:56:01 2005 UTC



Heres another one showing the top half of the fogbow.

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Car headlight fogbow 9-16-05

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sat Sep 17 03:41:01 2005 UTC



Full-circle car headlight fogbow on a foggy night.

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STD GALLERY

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Aug 14 17:34:01 2005 UTC



On the nights I was getting the nice Wisconsin auroras I also got a couple of great pics of the Milky Way.

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Dancing rays and arcs

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Tue Aug 9 16:04:01 2005 UTC



After the intense display of green arcs and rays it pretty much displayed nice patchy areas of green with some rays.

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Lots of bright green rays

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Tue Aug 9 16:04:01 2005 UTC



Here the aurora lets loose with some intense bright green rays.

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Dense green arc

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Tue Aug 9 15:49:01 2005 UTC



All activity retreated but stayed put as a dense bright green arc. The arc got intense to where I could see my shadow and the green with the naked eye.

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Proton arc at maximum

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Tue Aug 9 15:36:01 2005 UTC



Here the proton arc is at its maximum and you can see it is seperate from the main body of the aurora.

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Formation of the Proton arc

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Tue Aug 9 15:24:01 2005 UTC



The purple and green rays broke down to a usual green and red glow but look at the feature to the left, that pinkish band of aurora is a proton arc developing.

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Wisconsin aurora part 2

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Tue Aug 9 15:24:01 2005 UTC



Check out the nice purple and green rays in this pic.

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Wisconsin aurora

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Tue Aug 9 15:10:01 2005 UTC



I took a week and a half at wisconsin and three nights in a row I get aurora. The second night though is the best, here you can see rays that are half green and half purple. It gets better so don't leave yet.

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Hurricane Dennis rainbow

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Thu Jul 14 02:18:01 2005 UTC



After dying out over the southern part of the US, the rememants of Hurricane Dennis brought much needed rain and a rather colorful bonus: An evening rainbow.

Taken with Nikon D-100 with fisheye lens set on auto.

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Another good closeup of the delicate rainbow

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sat Jun 11 18:45:04 2005 UTC



What can one say about the delicate colors of the rainbow. This has been quite a prolific year for rainbows and await more to appear.

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Zoom in on the bow

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sat Jun 11 18:34:01 2005 UTC



Just gotta love the macro lens!!! I got this with the macro lens to see a nice closeup of the spectrum. Its amazing what sunlight can do through raindrops.

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Over the circle of trees

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sat Jun 11 18:34:01 2005 UTC



This a nice scene because here the large group of trees that I call the circle of trees is under the rainbow.

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rainbow 5-8-05

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sat Jun 11 18:22:01 2005 UTC



I got this rainbow after the passage of a storm that was highly electrified. Here you see the primary and the secondary bows.

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left side of the bow

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sat Jun 4 03:51:04 2005 UTC



This one shows the left side of todays rainbow. Later on another rainbow would appear but it was too faint to photograph.

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Crown of the bow

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sat Jun 4 03:40:01 2005 UTC



This one shows the top of the bow above the trees

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Another one of the bow in front of the hill

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sat Jun 4 03:40:01 2005 UTC



This one shows the bow in front of the wooded hills. I used the unsharp mask feature of Photoshop 6 to bring out the colors of the bow a bit

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Rainbow of 6-3-05

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sat Jun 4 03:27:01 2005 UTC



A couple weeks later I get another rainbow and this one is also a flat rainbow.

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Twinned bow

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Tue May 24 02:27:01 2005 UTC



This macro image was taken of the crown or top of the rainbow and here you can see a double twinned bow. My brother first pointed it out and although it was kind of faint I brought it out with Adobe Photoshop 6. Twiined bows are cause when large raindrops are distorted into an oval from air resistance therefore forming an oval rainbow and together with the standard circular bow one will see a double spectrum at the top of the primary bow.

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Primary bow in front of the hills

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Tue May 24 02:27:01 2005 UTC



I love this one because the rainbow continues below the horizon in front of the trees. I think the best way to see rainbow and that is to be up high on hills, mountains, in aircraft or in a high-rise building.

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Rainbow Wheel

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Tue May 24 02:16:01 2005 UTC



This one shows the Anticrepuscular rays better. Also notice the secondary bow. I have always wanted to get a good photograph of the wheel effect in a rainbow but today the conditions and lighting were perfect.

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Second rainbow same day

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Tue May 24 02:16:01 2005 UTC



This one formed a couple hours later and this one was the mother of all.

Notice the anticrepuscular rays forming the spokes inside the bow.

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