Strike by Daniel J. McCauley IV

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This is probably my favorite shot, I took it a couple of years ago in Cave Creek, Arizona. This is a cropped version to eliminate a home on the left, although I may upload the original at some point.

The bolt was much closer than it looks, I didn’t even see it, the sky lit up like it was noon and I can’t tell you how pleased I was when I reviewed the exposure. I was lucky enough to get a couple good ones that night, it was a close & powerful storm and was an idiot standing in it attached to a tripod ; )

Canon 20D & 28-135mm IS USM.

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    MICKSPIXPHOTOSalmost 4 years ago

    These are all really outstanding, Dan. Excellent work.

  • Thank you, my friend!

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Ann J. Sagel
    Ann J. Sagelalmost 4 years ago

    WoW nice catch

  • Thanks, Ann!

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickalmost 4 years ago

    WOW you may have to share some secrets….lol, However won’t do me any good with the P&S I use, maybe when I get a bigger toy. This is just amazing!

  • lol… No problem, just let me know. Thank you kindly, Kimberly!

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesalmost 4 years ago

    Wow! Fantastic!

  • Much appreciated, Arla!

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • D Byrne
    D Byrnealmost 4 years ago

    Excellent, like the clear defining spot of contact.

  • Thanks very much, Drec!

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 4 years ago

    I have never been able to get a picture of a lighting strike. I think it is a patience problem-lol. A wonderful shot, Daniel, and it is real- not PS.

  • lol… It’s definitely real, I wish my ps abilities were that adroit. Patience is the key w/ lightning. Thank you kindly, Lori : )

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • arvyart
    arvyartalmost 4 years ago

    This is amazing Daniel. One of the best lightning shots I’ve ever seen. No any picture is worth our fatal end. However, we are all idiots only in different way. :)

  • Very, very true! Thank you very much, arvyart!

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • wayne51
    wayne51almost 4 years ago

    Excellent shot mate. wayne

  • Very much appreciated, Wayne.

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • WendyJC
    WendyJCalmost 4 years ago

    absolutely outstanding Daniel!
    brilliant capture.

  • Thank you kindly, Wendy : )

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallalmost 4 years ago

    this is a wonderful shot :))

  • Much appreciated, Trish!

    – Daniel J. McCauley IV

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