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Posted By: krp, 04-04-2011, 06:49 PM

Last night there were a few thunderstorms that passed just north of here. That makes it perfect for taking lightning pictures because it's close enough to see the lightning, but far enough that it's not raining heavily. But still, I was holding my arms over my camera to keep off sprinkles. I need to order a rainsleeve.

I had my fingers in the top of the picture, but fortunately it was easy to clone them out.

This is a combination of 3 pictures. I took a series of 10 second pictures and combined them into a time lapse video here:

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04-04-2011, 10:33 PM   #2
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These are fantasic! Enjoyed the video.
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Wow on these shots Kevin. The sharpest shots of lightening I have seen. Thanks for sharing them. Not sure the video captured them as well as the still shots but that was one fast moving storm.
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Nice vivid shots Kevin.Well captured.--charliezap

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They look great Kevin, including the time lapse. Very nicely done.
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Thanks. The video shows 15 minutes of the thunderstorm moving.
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love the last one.
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Amazing captures.


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