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NIKON CORPORATION
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Aug 24, 2011, 6:07:06 PM
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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 Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhhh, did you like Cody? I've been there a lot, it's awesome~
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:iconcorvidae65:
Oh sure. Cody is a fine town.
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cherryjjv Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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:iconsuliannh:
You were lucky to be able to catch these thunderbolts with only three frames left...the result is impressive. :)
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:iconcorvidae65:
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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:iconsuliannh:
My pleasure!:)
I agree. :nod:
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BekkaLynn Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
What an amazing capture of such power! =D
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:iconcorvidae65:
Thank you very much Becky :thanks:
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BekkaLynn Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome John! :hug:
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Handie 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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