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This one stroke just on the other side of the street. Quite a nice bang it had. Luckily the tree didn't catch fire. Taken from my balcony.
Cropped this from the larger photo. And for the viewers, I took a LARGE amount of photos today when trying to get some of the lightning over here.
The photo made the first page in the local newspaper. I'll take a photo of the paper and posted here later. And that has been done now.
This lightning has been confirmed by the lightning radar and is part of a scientific research publication. I'll publish the link to the paper when it has become available to the public.

This is as real as it gets, the only two things done to this photo are:
1) cropping
2) noise reduction

Update regarding the trees - they have been taken down now.

Update: This photo is considered to be among the top 10 photos in Flickr

simo-otto, Sysy *, and 4454 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Ignazzio Cabo 27 months ago | reply

    Once in a lifetime shot!!

  2. Alessandro73mi 27 months ago | reply

    Carpe diem!Beautiful!!

  3. Felix1731 24 months ago | reply

    sehr gelungen das Bild ...
    Klasse.

  4. Felix1731 24 months ago | reply

    einmalig...
    zur richtigen zeit am richtigen ort ;-)

  5. JMS' 21 months ago | reply

    Not far away from you !!!

  6. kentsmith9 19 months ago | reply

    Nice!
    Excellent work!
    Thank you for sharing
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  7. Yô ann [deleted] 19 months ago | reply

    Le vrais coup de foudre

  8. emanuelebruno 18 months ago | reply

    Bella foto
    complimenti

  9. Martin Kühn 14 months ago | reply

    This Photo is not Good!

  10. aixcracker 14 months ago | reply


    What do you mean Martin?

  11. Perfectpedicure 14 months ago | reply

    This great happiness fix a time

  12. michi.p 14 months ago | reply

    very nice
    Excellent work!
    Thank you for sharing
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  13. Süßwassermatrose 13 months ago | reply

    A great shot!
    Do you get any trouble if you make photos with flash? :-))

  14. @zarindalo 12 months ago | reply

    Impresionante!!

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