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October Sky
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
October Sky
October Sky
taken on 17 October, 2009. A rare lightning storm in southern Arizona. I think this was a SMD strike.
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Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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    What a shot!! Love the rain too on the BG. What's a SMD ??. Fantastique work Stephen.

10/18/2009 10:15:18 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Really electrifying shot, Stephen!

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10/18/2009 10:25:33 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Amazing lightning shot, Stephen. Absolutely beautiful.
I would like to know what is a SMD strike, too.

10/18/2009 10:57:31 AM

 
Stephen S. Maguire
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SMD stands for "Single Massive Discharge" Lightning strikes are catergorized by the type of strike. I don't know all of them though. Still learning.

10/18/2009 11:03:39 AM

 
Tess L. Yee
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Gorgeous image, Stephen.

10/18/2009 2:28:35 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Stephen,just added that to my fav.I think you might see a few more this week.Beautiful strike indeed.SMD in other word means your just little to close to that strike!!!!

10/18/2009 4:27:28 PM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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There's so much lightning around you! This is an amazing photo!

10/21/2009 7:12:21 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Stephen. Fantastic capture.

11/23/2009 6:36:32 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

11/23/2009 7:23:48 PM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Fantastic image Stephen, congratulations!

11/23/2009 8:29:47 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist! A very powerful image Stephen!

11/24/2009 11:25:39 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations, Stephen. Well done.

11/25/2009 9:17:14 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving GOLD 2nd Place WINNER! 8o)

11/25/2009 2:04:29 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful Second Place WIN, Stephen!!

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11/25/2009 9:06:18 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulation on your win! Tremendous image Stephen!

11/26/2009 3:20:05 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Stephen on your Win!!!


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11/27/2009 6:05:22 AM

 
Stephen S. Maguire
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Thank you everyone who has commented on this photo. I appreciate it very much.

12/1/2009 8:39:31 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Congratulations on a fine image!!!

12/2/2009 8:47:41 AM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Very beautiful image, Stephen! Love it!

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