Light refraction on Fireweed-seeds

While testing my new Tamron AFR70/300 on several plants and flowers I passed a very steep slope overgrown with fireweeds.The sun was relatively low above the slope that I noticed a silky lustre beetween the seeds. As more I was moving the plants beewenn me and the sun, the effect merged into an incredible refraction of light on the silky like seeds. I shot a few pictures and those which where slighty off focus showed very bright colours. This effect seems to be similar with light refraction on spider-webs. In this case though colous where extremely bright.

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Author: Rolf Kohl, Germany
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Posted on May 26, 2011, in miscellaneous phenomena, observations and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. GV said…

    Could you give me more information about Light refraction? Because I’ve tried to do that because I love plants but every time I fail that’s the reason I wanna get more information.

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