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Mapleton Monster II by FramedByNature Mapleton Monster II by FramedByNature
:star: Witness the power of nature...:star:


The Mapleton Monster. The unstoppable supercell. We couldn't stop shooting this thing even ater we had left it and begun the drive home. =D A set of three training supercells developed into a squall line across northeast Iowa as we headed back to Omaha. Each individual updraft was incredibly electrically active, especially the lead one. Whenever there was a flash of lightning, you could still make out the storm's structural features despite the fact we were miles and miles away :o You can see several different levels of inflow on the right side. You can tell how smooth that "stack of plates" is! Too bad we didn't get that kind of structure during the daytime ;) My favorite part, though, is how the crunchy convective updraft above was frozen in time in this image. It's really tough to get crisp storm photos at night, but this one worked out perfectly. Now I'm just kicking myself for not shooting in RAW and doing a timelapse! :shakefist:


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xLoversRevenge Jul 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
I dont even think I have words for this. I have always wanted to get a shot like this! I envy you and your talent and eye are amazing! Hope to see ya out there one day if I ever make it out west! stay safe man, I know how dangerous it gets out there!
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sevenxlives Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
just fantastic.
madness. >w<
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JimNightshade Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured [link]
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NobilisKrypton Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE IT!
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chasing14 Oct 16, 2012
you have some of those most up close, amazing storm pictures, this one especially!! thanks for sharing!!
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Trinitite Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Stunning light and texture!
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Zakahia Oct 16, 2012   Photographer
Wow.
Power!
Great catch :D
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WildWinyan Oct 16, 2012   Photographer
Awesome shot!
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Penguinator24 Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Great pic!
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