3rd & 4th Order Bows

Zbyněk Černoch captured sunward high order rainbows on August 18, 2014 from Vetrkovice, Czech Republic. He saw another pair a few days later (OPOD to come).

This is an enhanced image by Zbyněk showing the 3rd order at centre right.

Mouse over the image for an alternative colour subtraction enhancement direct from the camera RAW file showing a possible 4th order rainbow.

©Zbyněk Černoch, shown with permission

Another image showing the 3rd order bow.

The dark cloud backdrop has helped visibility.

Processed from the original RAW file by noise reduction, curves adjustment followed by saturation increase.

Note the processing effect on the trace of iridescent cloud at top right.

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