Iridescent cloud


Yesterday, at about noon, there were wave clouds in the sky. I was admiring these when the sun moved over slowly behind one. Then the most marvellous series of colours appeared close around the sun. 

The iridescent colours were very bright, normally too bright to look at and so are rarely noticed. However, by decreasing the camera’s exposure, I was able to capture a bit of it.


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10 Responses to Iridescent cloud

  1. birthe says:

    All I can say – Wow

  2. Bee says:

    Oh My! Looks like what the new space telescope is seeing.

  3. Joan says:

    With great appreciation for how you see the magnificence of the ordinary in so many ways!

  4. Lucy says:


  5. Tom says:

    In the words of the (in)famous BC Premier, Bill Vander Zalm, FANTASTIC!

    As for me, I’m speechless… Thank you.

  6. Allan Hobden says:

    OMG! Oh my GOLLY !!! Beautiful…inspiring!

  7. Sarah Walker says:

    Did you really see that Kelly green color? So unexpected – that’s a gorgeous photo!
    PS — just got to Nelson today on a vacation week with friends, will keep our eyes on the skies.

  8. Jen says:


  9. naj says:

    Quite a catch!

    Is it enhanced or what came through the lens?

  10. Sarah Walker says:

    Could we have seen Boreal chickadees at Gyro Park last week? A small mob of 4-5 of them sounded off as we walked by a patch of tall brush on the north side of the park.

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