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Lightning, Zeus Unleashed by Christian1776 Lightning, Zeus Unleashed by Christian1776
**update**
Thanks all for the comments. :) I only wish the photo was able to express the sheer magnitude of these lightning strikes. This pic was taken more than 20 miles away from the storm...I see lightning here over 90 days a year, but this storm had the largest strikes i've ever seen--starting from several miles up in the atmosphere.
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A beautiful storm near lake okeechobee, Florida

I got several photos of this storm and i will post one or two more soon to show the storm's progress

and here is a pic taken about 2 min after this one, it was a hard choice which one to feature first
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Also, please check out this amazing painting that was partially inspired by this photo!
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Given 2010-09-06
Suggester said; "It's just one stunning shot out of an amazing gallery. I love how the cloud looks like a giant mouth and the detail is really breathtaking."

Zeus Unleashed by *Christian1776 ( Suggested by Kittyoholic and Featured by Anoya )
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Fulcon Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
My favorite part of this photo is how it actually looks like it's coming from somewhere in the clouds...likes it's being thrown. Actually, it looks more like it was casually tossed from a comfortable chair, but you know what I mean.
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tryskell Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Eyepopping Eyepopping Eyepopping Clap
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Thothor Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
W
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ya, picture can't really capture the punch of the sound from these lightning. If only there is a way to express it in the shot. :)
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hobbitshire Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
The Heavens breathing the elements. Shows how stunning nature can be. Shown perfectly in this image.
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ShellyBad Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconclapplz::iconcongratsplz::iconclappingplz:
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korwis Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is an amazing shot :D
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WindInTheCoffeeCup Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! This has been featured here: [link] :heart:
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rainylake Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there! You have been featured here: [link]

Have a great day, :heart:
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Skully-Keys Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It DOES look like a frog! Totally wicked!!
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TECHNlCOLOUR Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
That cloud looks like a frog xD
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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i see that we share the same muse....a truly spectacular and beautiful image
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Pond-Scumley Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Fantastic! It's like the cloud is some kind of monster opening it's mouth and spewing lightning. End of the world stuff. . . . . .
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TheDominator25 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Amazing. wish i was there to see it myself
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trailer1234 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
It looks like Zeus firing a bolt from the balcony in his palace
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Cynderroks Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Creepy :fear:
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quasihedron Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent capture! :wow:
Well done! :D
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TheManWhoKnewTooMuch Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You could not ask for a better photograph.
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I was just playing The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon and I see this as soon as I get on DA, my mind just got screwed
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CometColt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing shot! I like the shape of the lightning bolt. And like what others have said, the cloud does look like a giant mouth firing a stream of lightning.
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Cammo7495 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful pic!!
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SuperMafia Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
It looks like a mouth firing lightning! :lmao: But it's still nice!
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retouch-lover Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
It's AMAZING!!!
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inkmlab Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
my fav ! Amazing , incredible shot!!! Good work!!!
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MapleAndAnimeCrazy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible! Must have taken alot of effort to capture this exact moment. Brilliant job.
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stormbaldur56 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Impressionnant ! On dirait que l'éclair sort de la bouche du nuage !
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ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
I am in awe. I can't comprehend the amount of patience you must have. :clap: :wow:
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Spiritdanzer Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012   Filmographer
Well that is just magnificent!
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killerdee187 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What an amazing capture! Completely deserving of the "Daily Deviation!"
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wolf-in-spirit Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Beautiful magical shot :)
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Christian1776 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012   Photographer
Thank you. It's always nice when someone appreciates the awesome grandeur of nature.
Great looking dog btw :)
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wolf-in-spirit Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Your welcome and Thank you :)
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ShadowsOfAVorlon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Writer
Absolutely fantastic piece, loved from the moment I saw it.
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noa12 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unbelievable.. The nature is so stunning.
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AdanPrincep Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Fabulosa !
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art-devi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
woowwwww :jawdrop:
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Peyo77380 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is the awesomest awesome thing i've ever seen like this!
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wolf-in-spirit Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Amazing photo, love lightning storms and youve captured the magical feel of this one! :)
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ina13 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
i love this photo....amazing
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HelenV Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Photographer
Stunning! I knew this was Florida before I ever read your description!
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glitterdragon14 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Incredible! :+fav:
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ahandgesture Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like a mouth vomiting lightning. FUS RO blearghhh
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Black-Flute Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely breath-taking...
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Son-of-Incogneato Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One in a million. Stunning!
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Son-of-Incogneato Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One in a million.
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Jimbobur Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Wow nice job! :wow::clap: We occasionally get lightning storms where I live, but all the times I've seen really impressive bolts like this I've never had my camera with me... :frustrated:
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andyrogerson Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Interface Designer
What a great name! and photo too!
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Tzila Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great photo and a very fitting title :)
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SetsiAngelSailor Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
featured - [link] :heart:
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