Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Bugs, Macrophotography, and Possible End of the Drought?

Morning Macrophotography.  Took the puppy for a walk and noticed ants on the Trumpet Vines, also they were covered in Ladybugs.
One of those, "Daddy, what is that?" Bugs

 Then in the evening noticed a huge anvil overhead.  Had to rush out and get the combine at dusk with a storm in the background, required in a Kansas Photographer Portfolio.
The storms stayed to the west of Wichita and dissipated.

 I could only see a couple brief flashes of lightning, but heard distant thunder.
Wheat's ready


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Just a Nice Thunderstorm

After all the bad weather in Oklahoma recently and the loss of some great storm chasers at the top of their game, it's nice to have a nice summer storm come through without huge amounts of wind or hail.

I went out to one of my typical locations a couple miles north of Kechi and attached the lightning detector to the camera.  Lightning was a little close.

I believe this is positive stroke lightning that struck around 2 miles to the NW of my location.  There were multiple flashes of the lightning although I think I caught 3 of the same bolt.  This lightning can create close to 300,000 amps and 1,000,000,000 volts.

More lightning facts: