Dewbow on Leaves

Where the drops are small enough to retain their shape dewbows can be seen on leaves. The density of drops can be higher than on a spider web giving more even colour bands.

Rainbow in dew on leaves Weak dewbow in spider web

The colours are not strong but the orange outer edge can be seen running vertically through the middle of the image. Drops inside the bow (to the right) shine brightly.

Easy to see with the eye but hard to photograph is the bow in the dew on a spider web. The more dispersed drops and varied background detail can reduce the impact.

Fuji Finepix S5000   2nd May 2004
Wiltshire, England

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