Click on each image for a larger version! Photographs by Daniel Fischer with a very cheap 500 mm telephoto lens (which was sold for $ 35.- at a German astronomy trade fair), just after the ring had closed (two pictures 5 seconds apart) and one minute later.
The elevation of the Sun was pretty much zero, but refraction (and being on a small hill) helped a lot - the full annular phase could be seen. We were just south of the centerline.
For comparision: the annular eclipse of 1994, this time seen high in the sky from somewhere in New Hampshire, photographed through a mylar filter (SolarSkreen, I think) with a 1000 mm f/10 Maksutov telephoto lens (here is what the same eclipse looked like at sunset).
Also check out reports from 1999 on an annular eclipse with a very thin ring (and additional effects) in Australia and from 2001 and 2002 on not so successful attempts to see an annular eclipse near sunset ...