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Abduction of Alliance

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Published: November 6, 2017
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A high-precipitation supercell spits out powerful bolts of lightning as it churns just east of Alliance, Nebraska. Not super pleased with the composition here (hate to have a bolt get cut off), but easily one of my favorite frames of the season. This spring and summer were abnormally slow for storms. Luckily, my coworker Cody and I were able to leave work early and make it to central Nebraska in time for this spectacle. We also caught a grungy tornado earlier in the afternoon, but this photogenic mesocyclone was far and away my favorite scene of the day.

Please tell me what you think! :dance:
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Jupiter-Fox's avatar
You have yourself a new watcher. I love storms like this and tornadoes, lightning, etc. I thought this was a piece of art you drew from the thumbnail, and was even more amazed to find out it's a real life shot when I clicked on it! Impressive work!
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:thumbsup:.....Outstanding Capture +fav  !!!
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Nightwalker50Hobbyist General Artist
Great composure.  
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danUK86 General Artist
Superb capture, love the colours and mood in the sky :)
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Beyond words.
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Naruto179Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So Beautiful!!! <33333
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impressive :wow: 

very deserved DD , congrats :clap:
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Wicked Cool Pic...
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That'd be a startling sight to wake up to in the morning.
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Wow!! Just wow!! The mesocyclone structure on this one is *stunning*! I think I was born the wrong side of the Atlantic......
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I've also seen something like this:
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Wow, that's a really nice shelf cloud! You can actually see some of the upwards convective textures on that first one especially. Nice capture!
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Thank you so much :) glad to hear that. I wish I had a better camera that day, I've seen a cloud like this for the first time.
And nice picture btw... That lightning is just stunning :wow:
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that's a fantastic capture Clap Clap 
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Simply beautiful. Nature never ceases to amaze me. How would one go about taking photos of lightning, if you don't mind me asking? Most of the time lightning happens in the blink of an eye. I'd imagine luck would play a part? Or does lightning-quick reflexes help? Excuse the pun. :)
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