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First Day Of Summer
First Day Of Summer

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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4.0-5.6G ED
Location: Kneeland
Date: Jun 20, 2008
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 800
Shutter: 30s
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009


Place: 245 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.0533
Avg (commenters): 6.8361
Avg (participants): 6.0304
Avg (non-participants): 6.1750
Views since voting: 522
Views during voting: 706
Votes: 507
Comments: 65
Favorites: 2 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 11:59:12 PM
so, you were auditioning for the darwin awards? "killer" shot ;-)
03/17/2009 10:52:20 PM
Wow what timing! Awesome shot!
03/17/2009 07:06:18 PM
lots of energy here- nice blues- not sure about the frame
03/17/2009 03:18:52 PM
A wonderful capture of one of natures most beautiful yet dangerous displays.
03/17/2009 02:54:15 PM
Wow, this is fantastic, looks like a mad scientist's factory or something.
03/17/2009 01:01:11 AM
Great capture.
03/16/2009 10:23:55 PM
background is tilted... higher score otherwise. 5
03/16/2009 09:19:10 PM
nice lightning
03/16/2009 05:46:11 PM
Very electric, both the lighting, and the silhouetted towers.
03/16/2009 04:38:59 PM
makes you want to move away from anything plugged in...very good colors, excellent capture
03/16/2009 01:25:54 PM
Great action. Nice shot. Good color.
03/16/2009 04:11:44 AM
Awesome capture and presentation. Gorgeous. I'm on my second pass and can't believe I gave this a 5 on the first pass. Bumping ... substantially.
03/15/2009 11:21:07 PM
Great shot - a bit confusing with all these wires
03/15/2009 10:49:01 PM
good capture with the strike
03/15/2009 10:22:53 PM
Yipers! Get back inside! :)

Not voting yet.
03/15/2009 09:20:28 PM
Pretty spectacular capture!
03/15/2009 08:06:52 PM
i would tone down the reds it is distracting for the eye
03/15/2009 06:36:56 PM
Dramatic but too dark around the top and right
03/15/2009 05:20:56 PM
03/15/2009 03:36:56 PM
Electrifying image. Very well captured. 7
03/15/2009 12:04:49 PM
Very fine capture, one of the hardest shots to get right!
03/15/2009 10:29:34 AM
Very nice image. It's good to see a few "great" images. This is a perfect reflection of your abilities as a photographer.
03/15/2009 10:03:31 AM
Wow, great contrast between man and nature. Cool colours.
03/15/2009 08:36:13 AM
Wonderful capture of the lightning. The construction adds some more drama!
03/15/2009 07:55:57 AM
fantastic lightning shot, works well with tower in the shot.
03/15/2009 05:10:53 AM
yummyyyyyyyyyyy! POW!

;D brano
03/14/2009 08:55:48 PM
Interpretation of Topic: Surprising Choice.
Photography: Great shot of lightning.
Viewers Reaction: Neat
03/14/2009 12:00:29 PM
Pow! Hope you were careful. I got a shot like this. It is impressive when you get one. Good luck on this one.
03/14/2009 11:56:18 AM
Nice timing! All the colours and lights are fab
03/14/2009 11:48:05 AM
spectacular capture, nature power in it's element, 7
03/14/2009 11:05:34 AM
Great lightning capture. Perfectly exposed!
03/13/2009 11:36:31 PM
Spectacular light show! 7
03/13/2009 09:42:46 PM
i think the border may be a little much, the picture is a little busy with all the wires. amazing shot of the lightning though!
03/13/2009 08:27:56 PM
Isaw this (or something similar) on a news story. Sweet timing to catch this!
03/13/2009 06:15:49 PM
Interesting shot - well done.
03/13/2009 06:06:45 PM
great capture
03/13/2009 05:27:18 PM
Looks like a really busy one!
03/13/2009 04:01:57 PM
great capture!
03/13/2009 02:32:54 PM
wow! love that lightning!
03/13/2009 02:27:05 PM
Wow, that is a spectacular shot of lightening. Everything else seems rather in the way and OOF though. That sky is just awesome though.
03/13/2009 02:22:09 PM
Awesome capture, but perhaps this could use some better composition.
03/13/2009 01:34:34 PM
Great capture
03/13/2009 12:49:56 PM
great capture!!!
03/13/2009 11:39:11 AM
wow, this is beautiful, cool and unique
03/13/2009 12:11:21 AM
From an avid lightning photographer this is brilliant! The clarity in the foreground and crispness of the bolt are just sensational, not to mention the blue hue. I might be biased but this is a 10 shot for me!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2009 11:53:31 PM
Feels a bit over saturated, but this is a great capture!
03/12/2009 10:35:00 PM
03/12/2009 09:09:39 PM
Wow. Great capture.
03/12/2009 06:03:09 PM
03/12/2009 12:39:38 PM
too bad the mast got cut at the top. but great lightning shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2009 10:25:53 AM
Wow. Great catch! So powerful.
03/11/2009 11:59:44 PM
Talk about right place right time for a shot!! AMAZING
03/11/2009 08:20:53 PM
Great drama, and finally some one who found a use for the ugly towers that litter my sky lines.
03/11/2009 04:30:57 PM
Nice lightening but everything else in the picture kind of takes away from it a bit.
03/11/2009 03:45:51 PM
Heck of a lighting bolt. Would have cropped out the rar right red light.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2009 11:10:28 AM
GREAT lightning shot. Very different from your average. Might crop it vertically myself, though.
03/11/2009 11:09:09 AM
this would be a great poster
03/11/2009 10:39:00 AM
this is one of the coolest shots I have seen on this site.
03/11/2009 10:29:44 AM
Great shot! I admire the determination it takes prepare yourself and then wait for an event like that to happen.
03/11/2009 10:05:18 AM
Amazing capture!!
03/11/2009 08:56:41 AM
awesome sky, not to mention the lightning capture, cool
03/11/2009 07:09:37 AM
I wouldn't want to be anywhere near this! Great lightning shot, the blue is amazing.
03/11/2009 06:50:53 AM
Amazung shot!
03/11/2009 05:49:08 AM
nice shot
03/11/2009 12:13:19 AM
Yowza! I have over 1000 shots to go, so I don't want to predict anything, but this is an amazing shot, hope to see it real far up the leader board when the dust clears.

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