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LIGHTNING PICKS
« on: March 17, 2009, 11:12:59 pm »
Post some  picks off lightning
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Re: LIGHTNING PICKS
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009, 08:22:17 am »
Nice one Hennie! :thumleft:
Here are some more. have a look ;D
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=24302.0
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Re: LIGHTNING PICKS
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2009, 01:06:05 pm »
My contribution (PS I'm barely 18 so don't expect great photography)

*Camera: Nikon D40 dSLR (3 days old on the day I took the photos)
*Lens: 18-55mm wide angle
*AutoFocus where it could actually focus (not very often lol)
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*Bulb mode
*Some ol' tripod
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*lots of bekarking myself.





















All of 'em were on our farm just outside of Port Alfred
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Re: LIGHTNING PICKS
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2009, 04:01:16 pm »
Nice!
Well Done!!!
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I also struggled with the focus issue, but someone here sugested I use auto focus on a distant light, and while keeping the shutter "half-pressed" flipping off the focus switch to Manual.
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Re: LIGHTNING PICKS
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2009, 12:09:20 pm »
Nice!
Well Done!!!
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I also struggled with the focus issue, but someone here sugested I use auto focus on a distant light, and while keeping the shutter "half-pressed" flipping off the focus switch to Manual.
Thanks Stofstreep, sal dit volgende probeer. The thing is, it was still light enough to see the outline of the distant trees, but it's impossible to get it 100% without a duidelike silouhette of something. But, for the time being it's fine. I'll get some more at a later stage, but lightning storms are scarce when I'm holding the camera :biggrin:
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Re: LIGHTNING PICKS
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2009, 05:08:11 pm »
well done!!!
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Re: LIGHTNING PICKS
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009, 09:12:06 am »
well done!!!
yours looks better though. What were your settings there, HP?
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Re: LIGHTNING PICKS
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2009, 09:49:22 am »
Taken about 2 months ago on the beach by koeberg power station.
 

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Re: LIGHTNING PICKS
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2009, 05:30:27 pm »
Thats a very  nice shot  .  :thumleft:
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Re: LIGHTNING PICKS
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2009, 09:35:11 pm »
Bliksem! Nice kiekie
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Re: LIGHTNING PICKS
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2009, 12:30:25 am »
Taken about 2 months ago on the beach by koeberg power station.

Now we know it was a bolt that broke the thing.

A lightning bolt.   :P
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Re: LIGHTNING PICKS
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2009, 06:41:08 pm »
I like this one . :mwink:
 

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Re: LIGHTNING PICKS
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2009, 08:59:31 pm »
Check out this one, taken this morning in Cape Town , one of the best Ive seen.
 

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Re: LIGHTNING PICKS
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2009, 10:42:23 pm »
Nice!
Well Done!!!
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I also struggled with the focus issue, but someone here sugested I use auto focus on a distant light, and while keeping the shutter "half-pressed" flipping off the focus switch to Manual.

hey guys not sure if this topic is still relevant, however, set the cam to a higher f. (10-22) and set the focus to infinity..  and utilise the bulb function with remote trigger if possible (hope that helps you on your ventures)