Thursday, June 26, 2008

Lightning Strike



I took this shot at the Kissimmee Lakefront on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, as a stormed rolled in from the east.

62 comments:

fishing guy said...

Champ: Great capture with the center lightning strike.

cocabixinhos said...

Wow!! What a GREAT photo!!

You shooted in exact moment!

quinttarantino said...

I'm back ... oh no, cried blog world ... he's back!

And thunder and lightning come rolling down from the skies trying to stop him from being back!

Luke Wiley said...

great capture of the lightning!
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Jim said...

Lightening strikes are very difficult to time and capture properly--you've done an amazing job.

Tommy V said...

Great catch

Anemone said...

Never ever seen a lightening on the sky watch before... Just great.

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Texas Travelers said...

Great lightening catch.

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Rose said...

Now that is a great capture!

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a 'Strikingly' beautiful shot.. right place right time...:O)

Angie said...

Wow, you caught that just at the right moment! That's superb.

SandyCarlson said...

I hope you had rubber-soled shoes on when you took that! That is some close lightening. Great shot.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Egads! That's incredible. Very nice!
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Juliana RW said...

wow...what a perfect time for shot

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Sandpiper (Lin) said...

Whoa! That's a great shot! I've tried to get a good lightning picture, but haven't ever gotten any that were really good.

Luiz Ramos said...

Great chance and shot.

Carletta said...

Patience - and he SCORES!

Awesome!!!!

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Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Entirely too KEWL! (I'm showing my age, I know.) Super capture!

bobbie said...

Oh yes! I know from experience, it is not easy to capture a lightning strike.

Voz do meu Coração said...

Simply wonderful this picture, congratulations.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

How fabulous to catch that lightning strike! Wonderful skywatch photo!

reader Wil said...

Wow, this must have been right in time! Great shot.

Steven and Aisha said...

Amazing! Not easy to capture. Scary lightning. I would love to take photos of it too.

Louise said...

I've never been so lucky. Or would that be so patient?

Berit said...

Beautiful!! Lucky you!!!

Petunia said...

I always wanted to take a shot like this. It is awesome!

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Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect one for SWF! Which reminds me the quote... "we all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon".... Mine's up too hope you can drop by. Happy Weekend!

Sherry said...

WOW, that's an amazing capture! Bravo!

Greyscale Territory said...

O wow! This is awesome! This would have to be a rare shot of lightning without heaps of dark clouds!

Me & my puppies said...

Sky Watch ~ fun people taking amazing photos, nicely done. Hope you were inside!

babooshka said...

Wow! herons and lightening stries. You are going thorugh my wish list photography this week. This is an awesome shot. Extremely well done.

Raven said...

Way cool! So sharp and clear. Well done!

Ms. Hays said...

I've tried catching a lightning strike, but I've never been able to. Happy Sky Watch Friday!!!

lollipop girl said...

Thanks for bringing lightning to blogland!!

Mustang Mike said...

Neat capture. My family is all from Florida and one lives right near where that picture was taken. Thanks for sharing. Mustang Mike

Ladynred said...

Wow! right on time to catch it! Great shot!
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Patty said...

Perfect shot!

Neva said...

wow....that is an awesome catch...how in the world did you get that so well???? I am impressed.

Janice Thomson said...

Oh my George that is one awesome shot!

Linda Reeder said...

Great shot, grreat timing!

Gary said...

WOW!

Happy Sky Watch!
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evlahos said...

this is amazing. great capture

archiearchive said...

Oh yes! That is brilliant. Having tried, with small success, to get images of lightning, I know how hard this is - very well done.

Suzanne said...

What a great photo. Very clever to get such a dramatic lightening strike. Hope you were not playing golf nearby.

RuneE said...

Lucky hit - I mean, I hope nobvody was hurt!

Andrea said...

AWESOME lightning shot. I love it. I have not mastered a bolt of lightnng yet. Guess I am too slow.

AnneKa said...

What a great photo.
Have a nice weekend!

For The People said...

That is almost impossible to capture. Great job!!!!!

Alan said...

Possibly from the same line of storms that gave me my lightning photo for today, also taken on the 25th. :)

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful capture. MB

esnorway said...

nice shoot

John said...

Great capture and perfect timing.
Well done GT!

Shimmy Mom said...

Awesome shot. Lightening is so hard to capture.

Marie said...

WOW!!! Great catch!

Naturegirl said...

GREAT CAPTURE WOW! You sure are fast with the click!!! Good one!!

Dina said...

Wow, a real "bolt out of the blue"!
Good job. Very dramatic and high-energy.

Kahshe Cottager said...

You got this at exactly the right moment! Well done!

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Lynette said...

Golly! How neat is that!?!

TSannie said...

Serendipitous photo! Perfect SWF!

Wren said...

Incredible - thanks for sharing