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You don't see many shots of lightning in daylight

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I can now understand why: this took 948 shots at ~2 frames per second to
capture just one bolt of lightning. Still, I think it was worth it :)

definitely worth it! thats some pretty lightning.

we're waiting for a storm here to clear the air.

27th Jul 2006, 10:22

Caine says:

Fantastic, Euphro! I tried and tried to capture daylight lightning last week. All I got was a very tired me, no lightning capture.

27th Jul 2006, 10:24

paintist says:

fan flippin tastic...and scary too......

27th Jul 2006, 10:25

Joe says:

superb...and very very highlight worthy, if just for all your hard work!...great stuff

27th Jul 2006, 10:25

Euphro says:

Woohoo! A highlight! Thanks very much; it makes it all worthwhile :)

27th Jul 2006, 10:26

Euphro says:

I have a high-res version if anybody would like to have a look at it up close :)

27th Jul 2006, 10:27

nige says:

wow, thats some serious work you've been putting in there, Euphro. well worth it, dude.

27th Jul 2006, 10:28

mat says:

*sulks* no-one highlighted my lightning photos.. :)

nice photo though. getting a strike captured is really satisfying, and in daylight too. (it's much easier in the dark - I only shot about 150 frames last night!)

27th Jul 2006, 10:28

BadJon2 says:

Yeah Id like to see it close up, can you post a link somewhere?

27th Jul 2006, 10:29

Joe says:

that'll teach me to be doing hijax proof of concepts instead of browsing for highlights of an evening :D

27th Jul 2006, 10:30

Euphro says:

Thanks for all the kind comments. Sorry your shots didn't get highlighted, mat, they are spectacular. I'll stick the high-res version on Flickr and post a link ASAP :)

27th Jul 2006, 10:32

Euphro says:

The high-res version is here :)

27th Jul 2006, 10:36

James says:


27th Jul 2006, 10:58

mat says:

yours is better, to be fair. anyone can point an open shutter at the sky, getting shots in daylight is stunning. :)

27th Jul 2006, 11:05

Euphro says:

That is very very kind of you mat; that means a lot to me :)

27th Jul 2006, 11:07

Gary(Not-at-home-dot-com) says:

What Camera did you use ?

27th Jul 2006, 11:18

Euphro says:

Gary, I used a Nikon D50 (I must add some tags) :)

27th Jul 2006, 11:19

oh excellent :) i tried to get some at 2am last night but it was all sheety, forgot in my -half asleep and being blinded by lightning- state about the best pic feature on the k800i! doh.

27th Jul 2006, 12:01

SpoonZ says:

for a half second exposure that is some luck :-) Great shot, well done - the hard yakka's paid off. Congrats on the HL

27th Jul 2006, 12:13

Viv says:


27th Jul 2006, 12:16

Euphro says:

Thank you all! :D

27th Jul 2006, 12:30

yourhermione says:

oh, very worth it. Just gorgeous!

27th Jul 2006, 15:10

spammeth says:

Wow, very cool. And very worth it indeed.

Amazing shot. =D

27th Jul 2006, 15:23

seaneeboy says:

Could you send some thunder up here please? We're wilting and need something to break it!

27th Jul 2006, 16:30

Dhamaka says:

great shot - will look at high res version

27th Jul 2006, 17:07

Gael says:

super, I'm near enough to hear thunder but not get any rain : )

27th Jul 2006, 17:34

Puddikat says:

Fantastic, well done : )

27th Jul 2006, 18:45

jc1000000 says:

Wow - it looks like you can see the bolts point of origin.

27th Jul 2006, 23:13

DocD says:

Smart pic

27th Jul 2006, 23:30

Geodyne, NLI says:

Oh wow. That almost looks as though it's headed straight for you!

28th Jul 2006, 02:27

Euphro says:

Thanks Hward, but I didn't :) I'd just lost power due to the storm; my adsl modem had just been fried so I couldn't do any work; if you do the sums, 948 shots at 2 frames per second, even allowing for buffer refreshes, takes about 10 minutes. I don't think it was a bad use of my time :D

28th Jul 2006, 09:43

JokerXL says:

Nicely done Euphro!
Well done for having all that patience.

28th Jul 2006, 13:39

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