Primary Rainbow

A complete primary and secondary bow is not that common, but is a wonderful sight when it does occur. Unfortunately the average lens does not have a wide enough angle of view to take in the whole bow. A polarising filter was used here to improve contrast.

Primary rainbow - left side Primary rainbow - right side

The primary bow is well known for its colours.

Bright rainbow

A combination of well illuminated rain and a dark background produced this striking section of rainbow. The illumination wasn't perfectly even as shown by the faint radial shadows within the bow.

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