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The Big One!

The Big One!
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Copyright: Jose Augusto L Hauer (zeca) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-03
Categories: Seascape, Ocean, Sky
Camera: SONY DSC P10
Exposure: f/2.8, 2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pictures of Lightning, Favorites, Nice weather [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-14 20:01
Viewed: 6949
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well, this is the greatest lightning bolt I could capture that night. I think that it´s a frightening result, specially for those who likes to take a boat and go fishing sometimes far from the coast, like me. Summer thunderstorms are commom at late afternoon, and evening. It´s better to be confortable at home and watch this nature´s spectacle safely, don´t you think?
I know that some friends will prefer to see this image without the beach at bottom, but I could not crop that two reflections on waters over the sand, and I have already posted the last picture without any beach. So, I hope you enjoy it!

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HI Jose,

I think you have captured this perfectly. I would say, that this perfect shot.
WEll done! Radim.
I have really enjoyed this.

Hi Jose,
Very unique cpature you have here. I love the drama and the graphic quality of the image. The lightening bolt almost looks like a glowing figure crossing the water.

Nice shot, that's very impressive. nicely catch. Beautiful blue color. A+A+A+

Que image impressionante, ne foi preciso flash !

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-15 6:20]

Hi Jose,
spectacular lightning and excellent colours, a great image. I agree about the crop, it would be a shame to lose those two reflections.

Spectacular shot, excellent colours

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-15 11:10]

An awesome capture, Jose.
That is totally amazing.
And I do like the reflection on the sand very much.
Thanks for saving that part. TFS. : )

Holy @#$%! That is incredible, and the cool bluish purple really adds to this dynamic capture. :)

salut josé
C'est vraiment impressionnant de voir cette gigantesque éclair en image.Cette prise de vue est de toute beautée.J'ai l'impression de voir les jambe d'un homme ainsi que son torse.Très joli les reflets dans l'eau et sur la plage,tu as bien fait de garder ce bout de plage.
Merci et au revoir....JP

houas josé
qu'elle intensité,il ne fallait vraiment pas etre dans l'eau a ce moment là.
tres belle photo.

Absolutely stunning. I love seeing the beach! I would maybe even like to see more of it. The color, the sharpness, the drama...Perfect. What a place to live!

Wow what a scary thing to be next too. Excellent capture and the colours magnificent. Well done on your bravery.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-25 5:15]
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Jose, Looking at this itself is really disturbing. I am not sure how you managed. Great show. Ganesh

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-26 3:56]
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Hi Jose,
a mind-blowingly massive bolt!!!!!!!
I've never seen or even heard of any lighting bolt this size!!!!
Very well done for capturing nature at its worst.

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