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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sparkling diamond ring eclipse

I drove down to Gallatin Tennessee with my kids for the 2017 total solar eclipse. This was one of the pictures that I took with no filters or any alteration on my Nikon P900 point and shoot camera! And unlike other "diamond ring" pictures that I have seen, this one has the appearance of a sparkling diamond and the colors were a surprise and have something to do with the light refraction in the lens.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: Gallatin, Tennessee, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX P900
Copyright: © Lakshmi Kode Sammarco