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Challenge: Free Study 2011-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Klapperkop - Pretoria
Date: Jan 4, 2011
Aperture: F9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 53s
Date Uploaded: Jan 30, 2011

Wow. Thank you everybody for the votes. I really did not expect this to ribbon as the score really was not in that region for it.

Thanks also for the comments.
As far as the comp goes I did go out on a limb with the central placement of the tree, but for this scene I believe it works. One can never plan a shot like this but luck has once again been good to me. For the luck unfortunately it takes hours in the field and lots of planning. It is worth it however. :)

Thanks once again.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 307
Avg (all users): 6.9281
Avg (commenters): 8.2857
Avg (participants): 6.8037
Avg (non-participants): 7.2174
Views since voting: 6152
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 153
Comments: 30
Favorites: 3 (view)


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08/09/2011 08:36:45 AM
Pragtige foto!!
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02/14/2011 01:36:28 AM
Think I would have titled this "Branches". Really amazing shot! Congrats on the ribbon.
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02/11/2011 01:05:46 PM
You truly are the lightning master. I knew this was yours. Awesome image. Well done, again.
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02/09/2011 05:25:54 PM
Great stuff, Congrats on the ribbon.
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02/09/2011 05:51:06 AM
Another excellent shot Rian. Your processing on these shots is getting a lot better. I like the way the green grass offsets the brightness of the lightning bolt. A super finish in a Free Study and well deserved!
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02/09/2011 12:50:03 AM
you are so good at this! should change your username to Thor....or maybe RianBolts....
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02/08/2011 09:08:30 PM
Dude ! Amazing how the lightning is coming from the tree !
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02/08/2011 08:45:40 PM
Excellent lightning shot. Congratulations on the Ribbon.
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02/08/2011 06:10:57 PM
It's almost like they're providing electricity to the city areas...

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02/08/2011 05:19:02 PM
I've always wanted to get a shot like this. Great job! =)
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02/08/2011 04:52:08 PM
Waar is Klapperkop?
02/08/2011 06:34:06 AM
There can't be too many people with such an impressive collection of lightning shots as yours Rian. Awesome work....again!
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02/08/2011 06:10:30 AM
Awesome capture, congrats!
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02/08/2011 04:44:44 AM
What can I say? Geluk voel nie na die regte woord nie en al die ander is klaar gebruik. Werklik voortreflik
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02/08/2011 03:56:37 AM
Fantastiese foto. Veels geluk met nog 'n wenner.
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02/08/2011 03:55:42 AM
I think you're well on your way to being known as "The lightning guy". Congrats Rian!
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02/08/2011 02:27:10 AM
There you go! You ARE good!
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02/08/2011 01:21:47 AM
Congrats Rian. Hard work pays off! Mooi met die blits links en regs uit die boom uit!
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02/08/2011 12:58:36 AM
Geluk! Dis 'n baie goeie shot.
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02/08/2011 12:56:42 AM
Excellent shot. Love the action. Congrats with the ribbon!
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02/08/2011 12:39:13 AM
Lightning shots always fascinate me. This one is no exception. Great shot. Congrats!
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02/08/2011 12:25:13 AM
Alweer 'n baie moi foto! Die blitse-uit-die-boom effek is werklik treffend.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/06/2011 08:31:50 PM
Electric branches - excellent capture! 9
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02/05/2011 09:19:17 PM
Wow that tree has lightning growing out of it. A very cool effect
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02/04/2011 12:21:55 PM
WOW incredible!!!
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02/03/2011 11:02:12 AM
Fantastic image - compliments - 9!
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02/02/2011 09:30:35 AM
very creative with the tree! excellent!
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02/01/2011 05:46:09 PM
My only gripe would be the centered tree.. otherwise, this is an extraordinary capture!
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02/01/2011 02:20:23 PM
OOOOOODIN!!!! Love the shot. Well framed and executed.
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02/01/2011 11:34:21 AM
Wow! This might have worked for the sentinel challenge too.
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