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Electrostatic by Syndyne Electrostatic by Syndyne
Taken out on the Bald Hill opal field, Lightning Ridge N.S.W. 22.12.12 at 9:16pm EDST.

What a surprise this bolt was. The storms were shutting down and rapidly weakening by this point due to an upper atmospheric temperature drop. Outflow winds were furious by now too -indicative of the storms collapsing overhead and some very strong microbursts happening as a result.

We actually didn't really see this bolt, only a super bright flash (non-staccato). I had friends turn up to photograph with me and we were chatting at the time while looking out to the left of this area. I was just lucky enough to get this bolt in frame. Thank goodness for the 16mm! :D

These storms were still around 20-25k's out to the E-SE of town here. That's part of the Orion constellation visible in the upper left corner.

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Canon 5D MkIII
25 seconds
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f/9
Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II USM Lens
16mm @ Infinity Focus
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mrcbax Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is really awesome!
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Cheers Curt!

Thanks for the :+devwatch: also. Much appreciated :highfive:

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mrcbax Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome :)
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emotional-content Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Pure Awesomeness!
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Cheers for the comment! :wave:
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dsnider Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Nobody does these better thank you my friend. WOW! :jawdrop:
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Thanks very much Dennis! You're most kind :highfive:
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dsnider Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
:highfive: My pleasure man!
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facefromdream Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Filmographer
wow nice!!!!
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Syndyne Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Cheers for the comment :wave:
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