Signs - would have helped if I could of got the shutter speed up
I had to look that up. Interesting. Some explanation and historical anecdotes here: Sun dog - WikipediaApologies for the quality of these pics. They were taken with my phone camera ( the use of which I am still to understand) and the glare of the declining sun made it difficult to frame the pictures. And explains the inclusion of a power line which might well have been avoided with a bit of care........
They may, however, be of interest to those interested in meteorology and show sundogs at about 1830 this evening as seen from Arreton, Isle of Wight. First pic show both sundogs, second shows the right hand one using the phone magnification.
The pictures were taken after sitting on the decking at the rear (northern) side of our house, when Mrs Wightsparker drew my attention to the right-hand sundog. Moving into the garden further north, I could see both sundogs and part of the halo.
I was very conscious of the need to be careful when looking directly at the sun with a lens; I still recall an embarrassing telephone call many years ago with the late Sir Patrick Moore after telephoning him at Selsey about some interesting solar activity ( yes, Directory Inquiries actually provided his number!)
He queried my parentage in no uncertain terms regarding the wisdom of such activity. Thus, the pictures taken today were taken using very squinty eyes looking at the phone screen rather than through the viewfinder......
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Let me know if you see a dead one.Brecon Beacons Horses
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