Cat's Paws and Glitter Path

The glitter path isn't very clear when the sun is high in the sky but small gusts of wind, cat's paws, can ruffle the surface enough to produce a similar effect.

A couple of patches of ruffled water can be seen in the distance.

5 seconds later and the appearance has changed as the gust moves across the water.

4 seconds later.

3 seconds later

2 seconds later. By now the steeper viewing angle is starting to wash out the effect.

A closeup shows the small scale of the ripples induced by the gusts of wind. The larger waves are about 10 to 15cm high.

Canon EOS 400D   18th May 2009
Weinfelder Maar, Eifel, Germany

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