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Aug 18, 2010, 9:44:46 PM
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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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