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G'Day,

We have just had quite a large storm roll through and I thought I would send you the best still out of the footage I captured.

Attached is a photo of a lightning strike that hit a tree less than 100 meters away from me!

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gravityisweak (author)2014-12-23

I've got a few on flickr, they don't like to embed in the comments though...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/8528952@N02/sets/72157627178353102/

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JM1999 (author)gravityisweak2014-12-23

Neat!

Were those all still shots? I don't have a proper camera so I have to video it and take a frame out of the video.

I love the first shot on that page though, it is so clear!

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gravityisweak (author)JM19992014-12-23

Yup, still shots. If you look at the info under the picture you can see the camera type, exposure length etc.

These were done on a Nikon D90 on a tripod, with a 6 second long exposure. So basically, if you see lighting, you point the camera in that direction and hope lightning strikes there within 6 seconds lol.

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JM1999 (author)gravityisweak2014-12-23

Wow, that is really cool!

Isn't lightning awesome?! Did you know it starts from the ground and then goes up?

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shootr (author)2014-12-21

From the back yard a couple months ago

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JM1999 (author)shootr2014-12-21

Wow, that is really cool!

For a white bolt to be captured so clearly that must have taken a while!

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