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Iridescent cloud

A nice example of iridescence in high cirrus, seen in Leeds, March 2004.

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Iridescent cloud [Leeds, 5:23:38pm Tue 23 Mar 2004; Nikon E995 digicam]

Lee photograhed these iridescent clouds between the houses on a walk down our street on a March evening. Within a few minutes they had all turned grey.

Iridescence is caused by sunlight diffracted through water droplets; these clouds are most commonly seen near the sun, in winter and over mountains (well, two out of three isn't bad).

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Image details

Photographer: Lee
Taken: Leeds UK, 5:23:38pm Tue 23 Mar 2004
Original format: 2048 x 1536 JPEG, 926 Kbytes
Camera: NIKON E995
Exposure: 1/582 sec * ISO100 * f8.20
Focal length: 31.00mm (macro ?)
Photodesk processing: Clipping; gamma

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Quality : Fine
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Digital zoom : Off
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White balance : Auto
Focus mode : AF-C
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Auxiliary lens : Off


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