BP716 Rainbow and Bird

May showers brings rainbow and dove just before baby arrives. 2006

Worth viewing in 1400 x 1050 px


Levels-adjusted to push up the contrast, but otherwise unmodified. A polarizer was used, which results in fairly high contrast to start with. Darker right side is Alexander's Band, a few green and purple supernumerary bows are seen on the inside of the left side.


The bird is intentional, a group of them (mourning doves, I think) were bouncing between two trees. Got lucky on second or third shot and got it nearly centered with wings extended!


note - this image is CreativeCommons noncommercial; if you are interested in commercial usage, I have pushed out a very similar, high resolution photo without commercial restrictions.

  • ~Vision ~A i r y ~ © 8y

  • miraga 8y

  • Chris Andersen Photography 8y

    beautiful image!

    A+++ Grade Photo
  • ribizlifozelek 8y

    Beautiful capture.
    Did you find the gold?

    A+++ Grade Photo
  • Charles Tilford 8y

    @ribizlifozelek: Heh, I guess I did; my son was born a couple days later, he's definitely a treasure!
  • Mitch 8y


    A+++ Grade Photo
  • ribizlifozelek 8y

    Listentoreason, congratulations!
  • rob pickin 7y

    Absolutely A Super A+++ Photo!
  • femme_makita 7y

    Well you know I love my desktop!
  • silyld 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Supernumerary Rainbows, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Spector1 7y

    brightest most colorful on flickr! Sent to Meg on 7/23/08
  • Kim van Dijk 7y

    wow! brightest picture of a rainbow I've ever seen!
  • Johnny Siahaan 6y

    excellent pic
  • Laura 5y

    Amazing! Great colors and.. great timing!
  • l1978w 5y

    Hi, this is a stunning photo. I have used this image in a webpage I wrote about how rainbows are formed. Please let me know if you would prefer me not to use it and I will take it off. I have attributed you under the image on my page.

    The webpage is: www.squidoo.com/rainbow-science
  • paigntoncanoeclub 5y

    Fantastic! Going to use this for my astronomy talk on the science of light.
  • Charles Tilford 4y

    13THWARRIOR921 Sorry, it's real. Not sure what part of the "color sequence" you think is off. We've got Roy G. Biv, then on the inner side of the arc there's a greenish hue, then more purple. That's the supernumerary rainbow, emphasized with the polarizer and LightRoom levels adjustment, as mentioned in the caption.
    Although you are correct that David Blaine is responsible for all rainbows present in the world, as well as kittens and quantum entanglement. It will be sad when he finally suffocates and we will have no more rainbows and kittens. I don't know if we'll notice the absence of entanglement.
  • batyayasgur 3y

    This is a magnificent photograph. I LOVE it! It has touched my heart. I would like to know if it is OK for me to use it commercially. It speaks to me far more deeply than the one you said is commercially available. I don't need a very high resolution, I can simply use the one on this site and turn it into a JPEG. I would be happy to explain and work out any arrangement you like.

    I would greatly appreciate it if you could contact me: bbedits@aol.com

    Thank you!
  • batyayasgur 3y

    Hello again. I wrote to you in December regarding this extraordinary photograph. I am having trouble with my e-mail--many e-mails deleted (by AOL, I guess) from my e-mail archive. For this reason, I am going from my memory. Above, you see my request--I would like to use this photograph in a charity drive I'm organizing for the donation of a specialized treatment unit to a hospital in memory of a little boy who died of meningitis. I would also like to use the photograph in combination with other art in my own work.

    I am giving you different e-mail than the one above: breslovart@yahoo.com.

    Thank you.

    Best regards,
    Batya Swift Yasgur
  • Jack Williams 1y

    You caught this one PERFECT!
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Taken on May 15, 2006
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