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What About The World Around Us by Corvidae65 What About The World Around Us by Corvidae65
Title and music by John Farnham [link]

Kind of a story behind this capture (I'm still tickled to have gotten this shot :excited:) I had a load I was taking to Cody, Wyoming the other day--had to leave the night before to make the unload time. So I drove all night and watched the flashes and lights of a thunderstorm for most of it; hating every minute of not being able to catch it in time to shoot some pictures :icontantrumplz:

Anyway, I stopped at a little pull off area just north of Thermopolis, Wyoming to take a little break and try to shoot some sunrise shots--great clouds were in the area and this one *was* producing a bolt of lightning every so often. It was the kind of lightning that happens when a storm is dying and is just expending the last ergs of energy it has left. (The bolts are usually very fast and very weak--still cool though 8-))

Well the sunrise colors didn't really pan out and I only shot 3 frames total but managed to catch this display in the last one. One of the better bolts I saw that morning. I smiled big all the way to Cody and back to home. Now I present this to you for your viewing pleasure :aww:
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cherryjjv Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhhh, did you like Cody? I've been there a lot, it's awesome~
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Oh sure. Cody is a fine town.
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cherryjjv Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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SuliannH Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
You were lucky to be able to catch these thunderbolts with only three frames left...the result is impressive. :)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Thank you very much Suliann :heart: I only had time for three frames that mroning so I feel very fortunate indeed to have captured this :nod:
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SuliannH Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
My pleasure!:)
I agree. :nod:
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BekkaLynn Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
What an amazing capture of such power! =D
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Thank you very much Becky :thanks:
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BekkaLynn Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome John! :hug:
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Handie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Geez John - I'm so far behind - but yowza! Beautiful shot you got there! Right place, right time, right guy!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Thank you Sandie :)
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LeashaAHooker Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011   Photographer
Absolutely awesome John! I'm so jealous!! One of these days I will capture some lightening!! :heart:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Thank you Leasha :hug: I'm sure you'll get much better lightning shots than this very soon :nod:
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Anonymous-Art Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic! Great capture!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Thank you :thanks:
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Anonymous-Art Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome!
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
WOW!!It's awesome John!!:iconwowplz:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Thank you Sandy :hug:
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
:):hug:You're so very welcome John!!
Have a great weekend!!:wave:Lee says hi!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Howdy Lee! :wave:
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
:D He said :wave: back-at-cha!!
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PaulSwiatkowskiPhoto Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this an amazing shot, simply awesome stuff! :)
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Thank you very much :thanks:
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Featured in my journal :tighthug: [link]
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
:iconcreepglompplz:
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
My pleasure!:)
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bluecrescent77 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
that is amazing!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Thank you :thanks:
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bluecrescent77 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
your welcome
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pirateladyinmaine Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
always nice to see "your" skies!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
:bow: Always glaad to show my skies to you Sandra :aww:
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:wow: Isn't it just the greatest feeling :iconhappydancerplz: when you only shoot 3 frames and get a winner??!!! :woohoo:
Awesome! :clap: :winner: :iconplusfav:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Warm fuzzies all around when that happens :aww: :iconfurryglompplz: It doesn't happen for me that often during daylight storms--usually it takes many more shots to get things dialed in but experience has taught me to remember to set the ISO down and squinch down the apeture :rofl:

Thank you :smooch:
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Excellent work John! :clap:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
THank you brother Andrey :manhug:
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
:ahoy: Bro!
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AndreasHensel Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Fantastic work, John!!!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Many thanks Andreas :thanks:
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AndreasHensel Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
You´re very welcoem John, it´s my pleasure! :aww:
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dsnider Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Simply magnificent John. What a last capture to come home with. I'd of been grinning like a possum with a full jar of peanut butter to!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
:rofl: That's pretty happy indeed! Thank you Dennis :)
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dsnider Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
:giggle: Had to throw a little southern slang your way.
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
An epic magnificent inspiring display brother,so happy you managed to capture some dazzling nuggets on your journeys again :camera:
Keep on truckin and clickin and was about to ask about Audra too and read what you wrote to Karen,give her a big :hug: and wish her my best if she tries that nutrisystem ok :manhug:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Thank you very much brother :manhug: I almost passed up this turn out for another farther up that has wild rocks, windblown trees and a fantastic eastern view for sunrise shooting. Glad I didn't as the sunrise fizzled out :giggle: I'll get to that place soon though! :shakefist:

:hug: delivered and so is your message. Thank you :thanks:
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It`ll be there waiting for you on another adventure good brother :camera:
Cheers and take care on the roads Pal! :manhug:
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mim304 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011   Photographer
Awesomeness! Glad you were able to stop for a bit and capture this one for us! :worship:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Thank you Mim :heart: These times are rare for me so I'm thankful for them when they work out. Been doing a lot of shooting through the windshield and out the side window--not terribly satisfying but sometimes produces a nice result.
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mim304 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011   Photographer
You must have incredibly clean windows! Great work! :nod: :clap:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Not especially clean ;) the window was down and my camera on a window mount :thumbsup:

Thank you Mim :hug:
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mim304 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011   Photographer
Ahhhhhhh! I see! :iconeyesplz: I may have to invest in one of those! I do a lot of "drive by shootings!" :gun: Just kidding! :camera: :nod:
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