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Lightning, Zeus Unleashed

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**update**
Thanks all for the comments. :) I only wish the photo was able to express the sheer magnitude of these lightning strikes. This pic was taken more than 20 miles away from the storm...I see lightning here over 90 days a year, but this storm had the largest strikes i've ever seen--starting from several miles up in the atmosphere.
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A beautiful storm near lake okeechobee, Florida

I got several photos of this storm and i will post one or two more soon to show the storm's progress

and here is a pic taken about 2 min after this one, it was a hard choice which one to feature first
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Also, please check out this amazing painting that was partially inspired by this photo!
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Image details
Image size
4513x2924px 2.68 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 50D
Shutter Speed
30/1 second
Aperture
F/7.1
Focal Length
43 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Aug 18, 2010, 9:44:46 PM
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Snell35Damzel's avatar
Rathersmall's avatar
WOW! Amazing image!
JaKlaRo's avatar
I used iut here: Monk's way
Thank you for the stock.
mndrkgroup's avatar
Awesome capture! Well done.
bjwilliamson5101's avatar
amazing picture. I love watching lightening during storms.
m-jueres's avatar
Shocked Wow. Just wooooow!  
dewtime's avatar
Kiwi-R's avatar
THIS IS SO CRAZY AND AWESOME!!!!! I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE!!!!!!!!!!!!Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu Nuu 
xiarmethes's avatar
Wow!  From the mouth of the god himself...
frederickstan's avatar
this one is a great photo
Fulcon's avatar
My favorite part of this photo is how it actually looks like it's coming from somewhere in the clouds...likes it's being thrown. Actually, it looks more like it was casually tossed from a comfortable chair, but you know what I mean.
pippy8's avatar
kinda looks like its a frog thats spitting out lightning :P
Fulcon's avatar
Huh...actually, yeah it does! It does look like a frog is spitting out lightning!

Not very far, relative to it's apparent size, but still!
pippy8's avatar
:P well we has ourselves here an electro-frog :P
Fulcon's avatar
That we does.
TTM77's avatar
ya, picture can't really capture the punch of the sound from these lightning. If only there is a way to express it in the shot. :)
hobbitshire's avatar
The Heavens breathing the elements. Shows how stunning nature can be. Shown perfectly in this image.
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