I took nearly 50 images of the storm last night but all of the lightning was high in and behind the clouds. It was a night of bright flashing cloudy skies until suddenly this one came down and struck just over the hill from our home here in Southeast Missouri. I bet there is a dead tree or two in the woods there now.
If you look closely you can see the waves of energy between the two lightning strikes!!
Nikon D40X with Nikon 300mm VR lens set on manual focus with lens and camera. Time delay 45 seconds. Focal length 70mm ~ f4.6 ~ ISO 100