Illustration for article titled Did You Know You Create Rainbows Every Time You Blow Out a Candle?

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?

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It's the wax particles refracting light. It's an extremely difficult photograph. According to the 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]

Illustration for article titled Did You Know You Create Rainbows Every Time You Blow Out a Candle?

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