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Copyright: H Ralf Lundgren (bucanas) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1671 W: 27 N: 916] (12712)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-15
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Event, Nocturnal
Exposure: f/3.5
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-17 7:18
Viewed: 4207
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 124
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Hi, Ralf!

Fantastic night picture!The lightning and the sea are dazzling together!


Hi Ralf,
Magnificent colors, lights, reflections. Spectacular capture of the lightning!!

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  • bizsu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 71] (717)
  • [2008-01-17 7:49]

Hi Ralf,
Congratulate to the good photo. I am afraid of lightnings. I like to look at it. Interesting picture. They are beautiful colours. Good sharpness. TFS.
Regards, Zsú


Fantastic picture. I take it was one of the last tunderstorms we had recently. Was it taken from the Angra dos Reis Yatch Club?
Well done.

Hello Ralf,
That is dramatic weather, very well framed!
Excellent colours and a fine feeling of depth in the composition...
Sharp fine details in the lightning!
Pablo -

Super shot in decisive moment . Exactly what i like , great Réal.

Just an amazing shot here Ralf! WOW!! I've always wanted to get a shot like this! Really excellent powerful shot!

Bravo Ralf!
I know how is dificult to make this kind of image, great moment, excellent work!!!


Hi H Ralf ,

Extraordinaria composición con esos colores tan adecuados, me gusta mucho la iluminación conseguida y los contrastes. Buen trabajo.



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  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 2 N: 877] (11866)
  • [2008-01-17 11:29]

Mais uma foto literalmente "ELETRIZANTE",Ralf!
Uma bela captura!
Um abraço, parabéns!

Hi H Ralf,
Wonderful shot.

That's all....My critiques are to be limited by TL.
I am sorry.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Hi H Ralf

Nice thunder shots... I like it and it is uneasy to get without proper setting

Amri HMS

hello Ralf,

oh wow.. good catch of this astounding nature.. its so lovely but scary because im afraid of thunder and lightning..

great sharpness and detail. good job!

regards, terry

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-01-18 1:59]

Hi H Ralf,
great work.I liked blueness and reflections.TFS.Necla.:)later.

great lightning shot wow nice timing...


Hi Ralf,

Amazing timing and, very hard shot to get. Lots of drama and power.


Hello Ralf wow! what an awsome shot the composition is perfect with great lightning and exposure. great colour too. tfs rgds Necip

Superb capture of the lightning Ralf. Lovely colour and light and strng silhouettes. I may have cloned out the spar at the bottom but that is minor. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Natural Abstract’

Hello Half

Belíssimo visual e composição noturna.
Eu adoro a furia da Natureza, principalmente neste visual, e vista bem longe de mim!
Composição excelente! cores muito bonitas.



Congrats Ralf on this capture. Awesome, exciting, stimulating image of nature's energy.

Wonderful colours and POV. TFS.


Wow great capture of this strike! I'm impressed with your composition. Most lightning shots tend to be just of sky (I'm guilty of that). Very well done, congrats!


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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-01-20 10:47]

Very impressive capture, you managed to both have a neat composition and to catch the right moment.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-01-20 12:57]

Nice work Ralf!!!

What a great timing, that's just incredible, I try captured that before, I know how hard it is, timing is everything...:D Well done, very nice sharpness and details.


Amigo Ralf,

Fantástica captura! Lindas cores e uma excelente resolução da imagem!

:) segunda-feira

Hi Ralf.
Great shot,nice captured and presented.Well done .
Best Regards

* Piotr *

Just the right moment to catch the lightning
Beautiful colours

Captura espetacular.Você estava no lugar certo, na hora certa.

Wow... in your little series of thunder pictures I must say this one is most impressive!
Such great colors and the image shows a lot of details... probably because it wasn't totally dark yet.
Lovely picture!


This is very striking - perhaps exposure could have been set one stop lower... but I appreciate that it would have been circumstances where you probably needed to shoot quickly.

Best regards, Daniel

wow great shot
very good moment of this thunder
great lights and nice pov and composition
tfs and have a nice day

Fantástica imagen.
Hace algunos años tuve la oportunidad de hacer una sesion fotográfica de tormenta y tambien pude hacer tomas de algunos relámpagos, pero esta imagen es impresionante. Destaco el balance y equilibrio de luces tanto para el relámpago como para las luces de la ciudad y el mar. EXCELENTE!
saludos camarada...
(Brazil, hermoso pais hermano!)

Hi Ralf

very impressing this photo
you catched the lightning very well
good photo

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  • efi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 11 N: 211] (3730)
  • [2008-02-18 23:00]

hi ralf;
amazing blues and the lightining...very sharp also.tfs.

Hi Ralf, amazing electrifying image here and great sharpness and colours.
Congratulations on reaching 4000 points on TE.
john greene.

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  • tojav Gold Star Critiquer [C: 114 W: 0 N: 0] (886)
  • [2008-03-13 8:29]

Hi Ralf,
Perfect photo. To seize this great art such moment. I congratulate and greet. Wiesiek

What can I say, great picture! I am still unsure how to capture lighting bolts.

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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2008-05-12 18:44]

Hello Ralf,
What an exciting shot! Electric action, perfectly framed by the silhouetted palms, pier, clouds, and mountain.
All the best,

Cheguei belo site abraços

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  • Loup Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 73] (1327)
  • [2008-05-19 14:44]

Hi Ralf,
Fantastic shot!
The lightning and reflexions superb.

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2008-07-01 16:05]

Hi Ralf
Wonderful lightning. Congratulation.
The reflection in the water is beautiful,
Very good,

Hai Ralf,

This a superb shot, Rare shot. Excellent.
have a nice day.


Heavy metal thunder???
great effect and image
very nice

Hi Ralf
This is amazing capture
Great great.. action and wondreful colors
Lightning fantastic

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-08-04 13:21]

ciao ralf....ottimo scatto...amo le foto con i lampi...sei il migliore...bellissimo soggetto e ottima ambientazione...ottimo pov...complimenti..

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  • eisa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 8 N: 33] (476)
  • [2008-08-12 14:45]

One of a kind, Amazing capture Ralf.
What a perfect timing in a perfect place.


Hi Ralf,

Very interesting and absolutely perfect shot. I like this kind of thunder photos very much, but I myself never managed to shoot any. Yours is simply magnificent. Congrats and tfs.
Best regards, László

PS: I think it's time to bookmark You as one of my favorite photographers, You deserve it.

Now, Ralf....
I am just mad. Do you know how many times I've tried to get a lightning shot like this?? Holy crap! Just brilliant. Not only a mad good shot of the lightning, but sharpness. reflections, framing?? You have it all. This is just TOO good. Freakin' wonderful shot! Many thanks and kindest regards,

Bonjour Ralf,

Superbe photo !
Ces éclairs dans cette nuit bleue sont fantastiques.


Hi Ralf
Wonderful timing and capture
Amazing colors and effects
Impressive job
Have a nice days

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2008-11-17 11:55]

Stunning shot Ralf,
You need a lot of patience or luck to get a shot like this. Is that 3 separate strikes captured with a long exposure?
96 pts - I wish I could give it 4, it certainly deserves it

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  • hcvvmk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 357 W: 75 N: 310] (2409)
  • [2008-11-18 10:42]

Hie Ralf,

this is a superb shot of several lighting..how did you do that? Any exif information to be provided?


Bonjour Ralph,

C'est une photo que l'on ne peut se permettre si tous les éléments n'y figurent pas!!!
Une chance inouïe d'avoir eu en même temps l'éclairage de la côte et les éclairs zébrant le ciel en pleine nuit!!!
Effets électrique garantis!!!

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-12-19 2:51]

Hi, Ralf...

Fantastic night capture!
Beautiful colors and great mood of Sky...
Congratulations for nice photo.
My regards,

this is my favorite shut congraulated

Muito bonita esta foto...
Boas cores....
Parabéns e continue postando!!

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-02-22 2:08]

Hello H

This one showed up in your random gallery. Absolutely breathtaking! A superb decisive moment of the lightning, with good sharpness. Tfs!

Well done! very good night photo. Excellent timing and composition. TFS. Regards. Apu

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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-02-28 2:33]

ow wow! where you there at the right time or you waited!! really unexpected moment captured amazingly! with beautiful reflection and Light!

very impressive, congrats Ralf!

Olá, Ralf!

Esta foto está fantástica! Ótimos tons azulados e bonitos detalhes das luzes e dos raios. Meus parabéns!


Hello Ralph, Spectacular capture! Very well done. TFS

Hi Ralf
Well done here. It looks as if you held the shutter open for a while to get this lightning strike. Lovely colours.

que posso dizer uma foto simplesmente fantástica! A luz, cor, jogo de sombras muito bom!
Melhor é impossivel!
bjs Ana

WAHOUUUUUUU les couleurs et le rendu, quelle belle photo! Bravo et merci pour ce partage!!!

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