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Picture of the day - February 14, 2009


Photo of a rainbow over some very beautiful countryside.
Photo courtesy of Jelena Loncar.              (Click on the photo for a larger view)

The rainbow is one of nature's most beautiful phenomena, and photographer Jelena Loncar has managed to capture an absolutely spectacular one in today's picture. Extending almost as far as the eye can see in either direction, this is one of those rare rainbows that consists of a perfectly symmetrical arc of lovely colors for our eyes to behold.

The very first rainbow ever to grace the sky appeared to Noah after the waters of the Great Flood began to subside and the clouds finally parted following a non-stop deluge that lasted a full 40 days and 40 nights. That magnificent arc of multi-colored light was a precious gift from God to symbolize His promise to Noah that never again would He bring destruction down upon the earth with water. We have been enjoying the beauty and serenity of rainbows ever since.

Here are the camera and settings the photographer used to capture this gorgeous image:
    Camera: Nikon D60
    Focal length: 18mm
    Shutter speed: 1/250 second
    Aperture: f/10
    ISO: 200

Visitor Comments...
    Name: Phyllis Helton
    Town: Bristol, VA

    Simply WOW!!!
    Name: Ron Trees
    Town: Spokane, WA

    Rarely have I seen a rainbow that can be captured in one frame. Jelena did a very nice job with this one. It is a beautiful picture. What a promise the rainbow represents!

    Name: Tiny Simcox
    Town: Bristol, CT

    What a beautiful sight today's picture is. Rainbows truly are gifts from God.

    Name: Eleanor Waddell
    Town: Evanston, IL

    This is a very pretty picture you have featured today Mr. Rouse. I have never seen a prettier rainbow!

    Name: Teresa Ramey
    Town: Chillicothe, OH

    I too love rainbows, and this one is amazing!

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