Diamond ring. During the last seconds of the total solar eclipse near Antalya, Turkey of March 29th 2006 the sun’s corona still gleams at the left limb of the sun. A split second before the end of the eclipse the first sunlight already breaks through the craters valleys at the right limb of the moon. This causes the diamond ring effect that is visible for a split second only before the increasing brightness of the sun finally outshines this phenomenon. A solar eclipse is a very emotional event. Only a perfectly prepared photographic program tested in total darkness can prevent from major errors during these unbelievable short four minutes.
Canon 20D, EF-L 100-400mm, f/8, 1/15sec, ISO 100, tripod