Hi Ron,this is very interesting and i think a first time of a pic showing us the effect of a lightning on a tree.And the perspective is really perfect to watch what happen's,perfect details and exposure too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Good morning Ron
I had that experience at about 20 years before at Namdafa forest of Arunachal Pradesh.
This is an amazing picture to show a natural phenomenon nicely.
You chose a perfect PoV to show the effect and this type of image is very rare in TN gallery.
Photograph is really beautiful.
Best wishes and Regards.
Good morning Ron
更感謝你的說明 使我懂了一些知識 謝謝
Several time I've experience this,as this place(Presently I'm staying)is highly effected by this kind of lightning,but here,due to long Palm trees(Borassus flabellifer) I never find any tree is effected like this.
Those palm trees are still standing without its head(Burned in lightning strike) like a single black column.Yes, these trees are also not attractive,as you told.But what I found that, after few years(2/3)these palm trees are the best nesting place for the Parrots,Mynahs,Owl etc.Here this tree(in your image) is still having its green leaves and hope it'll regain its health.
Excellent details and very natural indeed.
Where I stay it's a village and to notice such destructive beauty is common in rainy season.There is a pond just behind our house and in the bank of this pond there were at least 7 Palm tress and now just 3 left.Other got blessing of God!But,I haven't seen such tree got such Blessing Of God!
I think,electricity seeks the path of least resistance and the moisture(sap and water)inside a tree is a much better conductor than air.In most trees the area just under the bark layer contains moisture in the form of sap and water.And since water is the better electrical conductor than wood,lightning striking a tree tends to travel just underneath the bark.The explosive expansion of the lightings return stroke will literally blast of the bark,and sometimes some of the wood,along the length of the lighting channel.The result is a visible scar along the trunk of the tree.
Wow!I wrote much here.It's my big problem.Engine doesn't want to start easily,but if starts very difficult to control it.
Thanks for sharing such beautiful picture of Natural Calamities,
Regards and have a nice time,
- jcoowanitwong (13754)
- [2013-11-25 8:07]
Hello Ron, This is interesting. I never knew that lighting can cause such minor damage to a tree. You did great in showing this phenomenon. JC
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2013-11-25 8:30]
What a special photo! Never seen a tree with such a marking through lightning. You show it us perfectly.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2013-11-25 8:51]
Ciao Ron, lovely composition, interesting note, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- anel (40574)
- [2013-11-27 1:30]
An original and interesting posting. I never have seen lightning strikes like this in my country. The trees are mostly carbonised at the top, sometimes almost the whole tree. You are an excellent observer!
Thanks a lot
- Maynayquan (1716)
- [2013-12-01 4:15]
First time to hear your story about lightning strike on a tree and to see a pic of the trace of the lightning strike upon the tree trunk so clearly. Very good POV, and excellent sharp details. Thanks a lot for your unique pic and your story and experiences about lightning. Best regards,