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Mamma clouds

Mamma clouds
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Copyright: William Jacobs (oldferret) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 395] (1837)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-10
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 7 D+Battery Grip, Canon EF 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 L IS USM, Kingston 16GB 266x, 62 mm Skylight Filter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-11 2:14
Viewed: 1642
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sometimes nature throws you a curved ball problem like this cloud formation last night, after some searching found out that they are called Mamma clouds, which are produced by downdrafts and are normally only visible when the sun is low on the horizon.

The image was adjusted slightly for contrast and brightness and resized in CC 2015.

Thanks for viewing

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Hello William,
You are right, it's "Mammatus Cloud". Well captured and showed us. I like such formation of cloud Photograph.
Thanks for showing,

Hello Bill,
I was lucky enough to witness these amazing clouds on a visit to Australia some time ago but have never seen them back here in the UK.
This is a fine portrayal of an unusual phenomenon.
Regards Les.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2015-09-01 4:20]

Hello William,
As you I like clouds and these Mamma-clouds are really special:-). Vey suggesting name, fine presentation.
Kind regards

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