Agricultural Spraybow

Water cannons used for irrigation can produce some impressive bows with the large volume of spray. Although the best views only last a few seconds there is always another chance when the spray rotates back.

Bright spraybow from a water cannon Primary and secondary spraybow

Because they move it is usually possible to find a good position relative to the sun.

Both the primary and fainter secondary bows are visible here. Spray blown on the wind helps extend the bow upwards.

Rainbow fragment in crop irrigation spray Secondary spraybow

It does help to be reasonably close to the spray, from a distance only a fragment of bow can be glimpsed.

Here the secondary bow is visible on its own, this would normally pass unnoticed.

Fuji Finepix S5000   5th June 2004
Charente-Maritime, France

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