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Hereís something you donít see every day, well maybe you do depending on where you live. This sun halo sat nicely around this tree in Dartmoor National Park in Devon. It is usually caused by ice crystals creating coloured or white arcs and spots in the sky. The crystals behave like prisms and mirrors, refracting and reflecting sunlight between their faces, sending shafts of light in particular directions.

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Paul

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:13 Jan 2013 - 4:07 PM
Focal Length:17mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Tree Spirit
Username:pmorgan pmorgan
Uploaded:12 May 2013 - 9:59 AM
Tags:Dartmoor, Devon, Halo, Landscape / travel, Moors, Sun, Tree
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RobboB
RobboB e2 Member 775 forum postsRobboB vcard United Kingdom
12 May 2013 - 10:08 AM

A well timed capture. I like the processing and the vignetting.

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 533 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 10:25 AM

Beautiful shot

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colin63
colin63  6 England
12 May 2013 - 10:33 AM

Lovely shot Paul, and no i've never seen that before

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4557 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 4:06 PM

Cracking shot !!

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Philpot
Philpot e2 Member 2Philpot vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 4:13 PM

Just perfect Paul, superb capture of those rays too.

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 439 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 5:27 PM

Striking image, Paul!
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pmorgan
pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 8:20 AM

Many thanks for the UA Ant! Smile

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timjnngs
timjnngs  7 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2013 - 5:33 PM

Very nice photo, I like the light coming though the tree.

Tim

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