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User currently offlinemartin1unc From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 2 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4912 times:

I walked out into my backyard this afternoon, hoping to see a few Delta Widebodies pass by. (I used flightradar24 to find them).

I immediately got out my camera (Nikon D5100, 55-300mm lens), because I wanted to take a few photos. I got quite a surprise. There was this completely amazing contrail being made by the DL763. It was a rainbow being made in the sky by this plane. I took as many photos as I could, and got some really amazing results. I have never seen anything like this in my life.

Have any of you seen something like this before? I certainly had not.

Apparently, it is quite rare, as the conditions have to be perfect. Today was really humid, and warm here. We have a storm pass overhead the night and morning before. Here is a link to some information about this phenomenon:

http://www.atoptics.co.uk/fz164.htm


I just tried to upload a few of the pictures to this website (1st time). Hopefully they will go through, if they do, I will comment with links to them.


The thing is, these contrails were like nothing I had ever seen, the various bright colors stayed behind the plane for another 200-400 feet, they didn't end over the wings. It was like a real rainbow coming from this flight. The only problem is I don't know if anyone will believe me that they are very very lightly edited. The only thing done to the photos was slight definition, and contrasting. Which, honestly, didn't even change the colors of the contrail. What should I do?

Thanks,
Swayne

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User currently offlinedlowwa From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 7328 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4901 times:
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There are more than a few on the db with a similar effect:


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Quoting martin1unc (Thread starter):

I just tried to upload a few of the pictures to this website (1st time). Hopefully they will go through, if they do, I will comment with links to them.

You may have uploaded it incorrectly as I do not see any such images in the queue currently.

Quoting martin1unc (Thread starter):
The only thing done to the photos was slight definition, and contrasting. Which, honestly, didn't even change the colors of the contrail. What should I do?

You should probably seek help in the Feedback Forum, as contrail shots taken from the ground are very difficult to pull off, even for experienced photographers.


User currently offlinemartin1unc From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4899 times:

I understand there are more than a few with this affect. The photos I captured today were extreme variants of this contrail as it seemed. Literally they lasted for hundreds of feet, and were huge, long, bright colors.

Do you have an email? I would like to send you a few pictures to explain, because I cannot explain what I took without you seeing it for yourself.

Swayne


User currently offlinejpmagero From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4796 times:
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I saw that yesterday too at around 8am in southwest Florida, but was driving and could not pull over to take a shot. Was a large plane (4 engines) but couldn't take a better look through the lens.


John M - Aussie expat in the US
User currently offlineaviacion7 From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2012, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4432 times:

Wow! those are great, which lens do you use?

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