Bisol (Sundog) (parhelion) Finnsjøen mountain lake

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Comments (9)

©junebug on October 3, 2007

Wow! This really is a perfect reflection, Sigmund! You can look at this photo upside down and still see the same. The clouds, the hills, the water and the lonesome house in the distance are very beautiful, too. Yellow star for the wonderful photo! Greetings, Anne

Sigmund Rise on October 3, 2007

Thank you very much Anne, I stayed there for many hours, it was a wonderful night!

Greetings from the mountains!


Sigmund Rise on October 3, 2007

Sundogs typically, but not exclusively, appear when the sun is low, e.g. at sunrise and sunset, and the atmosphere is filled with ice crystals forming cirrus clouds, but diamond dust and ice fog can also produce them. They are often bright white patches of light looking much like the sun or a comet and are occasionally confused with those phenomena. Sometimes they exhibit a spectrum of colours, ranging from red closest to the sun to a pale bluish tail stretching away from the sun.


Orly Yahalom on October 8, 2007

Another most breathtaking shot!

Sigmund Rise on October 8, 2007

Thank you very much for your kind words Orly!



Alberto Quagliaroli … on October 14, 2007

It's only the second yellow star that I give, but it was necessary for this masterpiece!

Sigmund Rise on October 15, 2007

Thank you very much Alberto, for your nice words. I´m very glad you like it! And thanks for the star!

Greetings from Norway!


Amelia Royan on November 10, 2008

I'm not surprised that you stayed in this place for many hours, it looks so wild and beautful. This is yet another magnificent reflection. I had not heard of sundogs before. Is the "sun" in this photo actually a sundog?

Sigmund Rise on November 23, 2008

Thank you very much Amelia, I`m glad you like it, the sun is to the left, behind the mountain.. thanks again.



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