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« on: August 14, 2008, 09:46:01 pm »

Here's two still frames extracted from a series of video clips showing two cloud to ground (c-g) bolts over Maghera on Aug 13th.





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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 09:56:13 pm »

That's superb work Martin - I expect to see it on TV tomorrow evening Smiley

The first shot in particular is fantastic - look at all the forks!

BTW - what freeware did you use?

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 11:41:27 pm »

Thanks very much Paul. I'm glad you liked those captures. I'm very happy with them. It took some effort (and guts) to stay out in that and try for a c-g. I sent in the first image tonight. Don't have a big file size though.

I used 'imagegrab'...

http://paul.glagla.free.fr/imagegrab_en.htm

It's a delight to use. Very simple and the still is grabbed in sec's.

Cheers.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2008, 08:59:36 am »

Fantastic Martin! Looks like they were close enough, it must have been exciting and frightening at the same time...

Well done  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2008, 01:09:32 pm »

Thanks Steven. It was frightening and exciting at the same time...I loved it  Smiley. Hope I don't have to wait to long for the next one. Two t-storms in one week is good enough.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2008, 07:22:13 pm »

Great captures, Martin!  Smiley
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