Silver Fir Diffraction

The photo here was taken by Mónika Landy-Gyebnár. It shows light through the branches of a silver fir with thick, short grown needles. The camera was looking towards the sun and out of focus – just like in the spider web post of September. The curved structure is caused by diffraction. The image shows well-visible colours, and what makes the photo even more interesting is the horizontal lines across these coloured bands. Could it be some interference pattern created by the less spectacular slanting stripes on the side of the image? Or something else? More pictures

Author: Ágnes Kiricsi, Hungaria


Posted on May 26, 2011, in miscellaneous phenomena, observations and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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