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Old Apr 22, 2011, 9:38 PM   #1
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Default Cumulonimbus Mammatus

Well, this was admittedly a crime of opportunity moreso than a planned set, so forgive the hastiness on settings and framing etc. I was on my way out the door when I saw the clouds in the sky, and decided I had to get a few shots.

The first is taken with a 50mm/1.8, next two with the Tokina 11-16/2.8. I've never taken storm shots before, and I was trying to get everything in just a few minutes so I would still get to where I needed to be, but I still thought they were worth looking at. The third is also my first ever lightning shot!

Also, I couldn't find anywhere in my backyard where that lamp post was not,



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Old Apr 22, 2011, 10:33 PM   #2
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Amazing shots! I've never seen clouds form like that.. just...wow..
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Old Apr 22, 2011, 11:40 PM   #3
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Wow, these are unusual clouds - almost like a collection of eggs. Well done for capturing the fleeting moment.
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I thought the same, that they were eggs of some insect...where are that they were so menacing? Midwest?
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or very dirty cotton balls
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Thanks, all. To my knowledge, mammatus clouds form at the edges/bottoms of massive anvil clouds/intense severe thunderstorms, exactly what's been streaking through central Oklahoma (just east of Norman). This is the first time I remember seeing them this defined, though, it's normally just some exaggerated ripples.
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Very ominous!
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