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September 26, 2010
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Shutter Speed
1/2 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
14 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jul 14, 2010, 9:14:39 PM
Lens
10-24mm
Sensor Size
9mm
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Zeus' Might by FramedByNature Zeus' Might by FramedByNature
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Canon Digital Rebel XSi
Tamron 10-24mm

Season represented: Summer
I literally freaked out after I saw this flash of lightning and half a second later, its existence preserved on my camera's LCD screen. One thing I realized this summer was that although I don't curse a lot, when crazy stuff like this happens, I just can't help it :XD: This was taken on our way back west to Omaha, NE on July 14th, 2010. There were some sunset mammatus, soon followed by a crazy lightning show. What a great way to end a day of chasing. This image is entirely unedited other than resizing and adding my watermark in the corner ;)

Please tell me what you think! :excited:
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:iconlodyangel:
Lodyangel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
A Perfect shot!! Wow, you were close. Beautiful!
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:icon300rupees:
300rupees Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
woooooooooah
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:iconkudasaipotato:
kudasaipotato Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's perfect! Love this.
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:iconkcinimoi-45:
kcinimoi-45 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
η δύναμη του Δία
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:iconlisterineman:
listerineman Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
How long do you wait for shots like this?
Also, how long was your exposure on this :)
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:icon21gunsgreenday:
21GunsGreenDay Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
Lightning and storms usually terrify me. But I love seeing pictures of them. And this is astonishing!! Simply wonderful!
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CDS-03 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
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CassielYourBadDream Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Wow *.*
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:iconlil-scribbler:
lil-Scribbler Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
awsome.
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Student Photographer
:thanks:
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:iconamel-yudzi:
Amel-Yudzi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Surprising
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Student Photographer
:thanks:
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:iconpugluvr:
pugluvr Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Wow... incredible!!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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:iconpachiirisu:
pachiirisu Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i didn't know lightning was this pretty xD ugh the colourssss are perfecttttt<3
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Student Photographer
Thanks! I can't believe how lucky I was with this exposure :o
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emily7joy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow....
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Student Photographer
:thanks:
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:icondeserek:
deserek Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Lightning! Beautiful photo! :woohoo:
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you! ;)
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:iconrustmouth:
Rustmouth Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I think my jaw just dropped of..... this photo is definitely one of the best lightning shots I've ever seen, nice work! :)
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you so much! Glad you like it :)
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:iconshade-hero-project-x:
Holy crap what an epic shot! I bet the thunder from that was loud as heck! This is lightning at it's most epic! :wow:
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Student Photographer
Thanks! Yeah, it had to be pretty loud. Don't really remember that much, though, as I was distracted by what I was seeing on my camera's LCD screen =D
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lmao! nice. that I would classify as a perfect shot. :icondragonnod1:
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Vonburgherstein Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Hey Man: Great capture. This shot has more potential than displayed, here's 2 ideas, please consider. 1- tone curve this to bring out more of the flash detail. 2- I see you have experience with HDR (cool), try to single batch process this. It is possible with most HDR programs. Very good Shot !
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student Photographer
Thanks! I was just thinking about that today, I'll try it :)
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:iconvonburgherstein:
Vonburgherstein Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Cool !
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:iconzeny64:
zeny64 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That is awesome!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Student Photographer
:thanks:
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Dust0faStar Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Omg.
This is so greaaat
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconjavamocha:
javamocha Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
wow! What a bolt.
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Photographer
Indeed, it was crazy =D
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Dodg-e Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
my my o_o its brilliant :jawdrop:
how did u catch this with only a half second shutter speed? :o
i would of missed it ><
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Photographer
Thanks! I think my shutter just clicked off from a previous photo and I rushed to hit it again before the lightning was gone :nod:
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Dodg-e Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome :D
ah wow :o kinda like a luck shot almost :o
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swrutra Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Thanks for the llama.

Not only is this a great picture, but I also admire how you had reflexes fast enough to catch the moment. How long does a lightning take? 1/200 second, right?
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Photographer
No problem! :)
It depends what type of lightning it is. The quick CG bolts can be that fast (depends how many return strikes or "flashes" it has). Sometimes crawling cloud-to-cloud bolts can least nearly a second :nod:
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thegiftedwriter Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Student Writer
wow thats amazing!!!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student Photographer
Thanks! =D
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Weeblez Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Sweet mother of jeezle knieval this is just....yeah...i...nah... my mind just exploded with lack of a word better than awsome...
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Photographer
I'll take that as a compliment ;)
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GodSaveTheEmoz Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Photographer
yo! :wave: long time no comment.
this time i'm determined to get back in the dA groove :D i miss it :dalove:

first things first, i love the new signiture :D
okay, second. HOLY CRAP!! :faint: this is scary insain, and BRILLIANT!
when i saw it i had to look, simply for the colour and title.
and when i got closeer i realised the angle! it's insain, i :love: it,
the angle adds such a uniqueness to the photograph.
i simply love the detail, its beautifully focused, and you've caught so much detail, i love the little street light all the way in the back :giggle:
(as you can tell I'm breaking it up and working up to the best bit)
the colour is so beautiful!! the amazing amounts of blue, that subtly morph into a deep purple and rich violet :D makes me swoon
okay now for the main attraction! holy shit! this is the best fricken lighting shot i have EVER! seen :clap:
it simply reaches out and sucks the viewer in, its so bright and so magnificent.
such perfect focus in every strand, and the intense amount of light coming from it is almost blinding!

you've captured the most amazing, most brilliant and most breathtaking lighting photograph i have ever seen.
the lighting, colour, angle and capture all add up to not only the best, but this is definatly a museum worthy piece!
i am going to suggest this for a DD i am that captivated :D
brilliant job :clap:
i aspire to be half as good in your landscape photography :love:
please keep the eyepopping lighting up :hug:
this is now the work i will compare all other lightning pieces to :clap:
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Photographer
Alex, you pretty much need to hang around dA more because of how much I miss your comments lol. It's not too often I'm going through my messages and get to read a full-page comment. It's a breath of fresh air from the usual "Nice shot" and "Cool pic" ;)
Yes, please suggest it as a DD! :giggle: I was so lucky on this shot. I thought I didn't get it in time, but when I saw it captured forever on my LCD scream, I let out a loud...
:iconfuckyeahplz:
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GodSaveTheEmoz Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Photographer
:giggle: thanks, im really happy to help.
not only am i happy that i provide a constructive criticism on a work, which i hope people can F***'in learn from :D
but i also feel a sense of acomplishment and 'completeness' when i comment on artworks like i do. Not only that but it keeps me in practice for school :dance:

:tighthug: i already suggested it for a DD, fingers crossed man :D
lol!! i totally would have given a good ol' F'kyeah aswell.

again, glad i could help, nice to see some people can appreciate the comment
keep up the great work man, fluke or no fluke :giggle:
:tighthug:
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:iconztychar:
Ztychar Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. That is pretty f**king awesome.
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Student Photographer
Thanks! 8-)
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:iconguncraze:
guncraze Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
I can't even remember why I favorited this; my brain is too exploded from the awesomeness.
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