Did You Know You Create Rainbows Every Time You Blow a Candle?

By Jesus Diaz on at

This is a wonderful photograph of someone blowing a candle. If you look closely, you can see rainbows on the smoke. Why do they happen?

It's the wax particles refracting light. It's extremely difficult to photograph. According to theĀ author, Grover Schrayer, he just used the built-in flash on his Fuji Finepix S8100fd with a Raynox M-250 macro lens. [Flickr via Twitter via Petapixel]

Did You Know You Create Rainbows Every Time You Blow a Candle?