Extreme Lightning Bolts from 21st March 2015

Another article on this Major Supercell Outbreak North West Slopes and Plains 21st March 2015

One of the most incredible daytime lightning barrages of all my chasing, this ridiculous lightning display of the supercell outbreak in northern NSW just kept happening. We only got part of it and missed many bolts in getting time-lapse. The video is also extremely spectacular but the video stills below are only a the best of the best samples chosen!

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

Extreme Lightning Bolts 21st March 2015

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  • Con Marathos

    Your efforts in getting up there for those storms has certainly been rewarded with some outstanding lightning captures Jimmy. The images also highlight the challenge of a lightning trigger and camera shutter lag in capturing daylight strikes. Images 19 and 20 are a good example of the initial full branching staccato being captured in the first frame then a split second later the dissipating strike has a lot less branching. So depending on how quick the shutter lag time is in your DSLR camera may determine how much of the strike you will capture in daylight hours. Frames 21` and 22 also show how broad the charged atmosphere around a strike is. The lower part of the stroke has the the strike path while the upper path varies in the two frames. Great captures .

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