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Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 11 March 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Had the luck to capture this rainbow from the top of Cabo Girao in Madeira. They push this as the second highest cliff in Europe, but in fact it would seem to be about seventh or ninth. However at 580 metres high it's not to be sniffed at.

NIKON D70s 1/160 second F/10.0 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

FAN-TAS-TIQUE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)))))))))))))))))))))

11 Mar 2009 5:27pm

vu@granby Gilles Martineau from Granby, Québec, Canada

You couldn't be at a better spot to capture this rainbow, BRAVO...!

11 Mar 2009 5:51pm

Marion from Liberty Township, United States

Spectacular!!!!! WOW!!!! What a fantastic capture!!!! :) You are so lucky to see and capture such a beautiful rainbow. Simply amazing. I feel sorry for all the fellow am3 people who are missing out on this superb shot! Congrats!!!

11 Mar 2009 5:56pm

Cricket-Tammy from United States

This is just true beauty at it's best. Fantastic.

11 Mar 2009 6:00pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

I don't think I have ever seen such an amazing rainbow. Utterly superb

11 Mar 2009 6:46pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

yes, a bit of a drop, lovely shot

11 Mar 2009 8:26pm

k@ from France

Wow, you are the one who caught it ! Bravo, it's a splendor !

11 Mar 2009 8:37pm

peter from new york, United States

lucky indeed! what a stunning shot grouser. really great stuff!

11 Mar 2009 9:28pm

Observing from North West, United Kingdom

A familiar looking shot :) and even better with the rainbow.... any gold ?

12 Mar 2009 1:59am

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

If I were in charge, this would be the Aminus3 spotlight photo of the day!! Marvelous image. I think I even seen two rainbows! Well done!!!!

12 Mar 2009 2:39am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

I can see the end!!!! What a super capture!!!

12 Mar 2009 3:43am

Rags from Plano, United States

that was an awesome image!

12 Mar 2009 8:17am

joshi daniel from India

nice shot!

12 Mar 2009 8:54am

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Great capture and a very unusual angle for the rainbow. And the "shadow" rainbow is definitely also visible.

12 Mar 2009 1:09pm

Don from spokane, United States

I'm impressed with the vertical rainbow. Great looking cliffs and altogether an impressive view. Well done.

12 Mar 2009 4:22pm

Pradeep from Chennai, India

Superb capture...a double rainbow. Fantastic shot :)

12 Mar 2009 5:37pm

NarB from Bruxelles, Belgium

merveilleux :)))))

13 Mar 2009 8:46am

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Lots of great elements in this shot with the rainbow topping them all !!

13 Mar 2009 2:08pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


13 Mar 2009 5:09pm


just wonderfull

13 Mar 2009 6:20pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Gorgeous shot

13 Mar 2009 6:52pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Beautiful shot, congratulations on the Spotloght!!

14 Mar 2009 12:49am

Addey Kehinde from London, United Kingdom

wow...excellent capture!!

14 Mar 2009 1:06pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

interesting rainbow

14 Mar 2009 2:52pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Magnificent! Amazing to see a rainbow sideways hugging this beautiful cliff and scene.
It looks like Lesly is in charge, her wishing to have this in AM3 Spotlight, AND IT IS!

14 Mar 2009 3:45pm

@Barbara: Thanks for the kind words and for putting the link in Barbara. I had no idea that spotlight existed.

alireza from tehran, Iran

wowwwww!!! it is an extraordinary shot/ i just looking

15 Mar 2009 2:05pm

blackivory from Singapore, Singapore

this is just fantastic! love that double rainbow, and the superb view.

15 Mar 2009 6:36pm

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

I just spotted this over on the AM3 Spotlight! Gee, I had no idea I was so powerful!! ;) Congrats, Grouser. Well-deserved!!

17 Mar 2009 1:51am

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

Holy Cow mate!!! just saw this as i was looking back through the spotlights -- CONGRATS!!! GORGEOUS!!! :D

5 Apr 2009 2:43pm

Heather from Napanee ON, Canada

Spectacular capture!

26 Apr 2009 12:53am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

This is cool capture from here!

17 Mar 2011 9:07am

1/160 second
27 mm (35mm equiv.)