Strong Thunderstorm with great Lightning over Lake Murten

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For Next Generation Digital Cameras, nice to have:

  1. Easier to use
  2. Robust case
  3. Viewfinder as with analog cameras
  4. Time and aperture manually configurable with tactile feedback
  5. Independent from battery (Energy Harvesting)

© 2012 by René Merz / CH-3280-Murten

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Merz_René on August 5, 2012

Shot Ok, for a great lightning during thunderstorm with a digital camera!

Georgi B. Todorov on August 5, 2012

That is spectacular!LIKE+YS

Havi (ハヴィ) on August 6, 2012

pefect shot & timing. it looks like the lightning came out of the electric pylon!

Goldfoto on August 6, 2012

Ein absolutes Spitzen Motiv und ein Moment für die Ewigkeit....LIKE4+F5 und viele Grüße, Karl-Heinz !

Merz_René on August 6, 2012

Georgi B. Todorov

Hello Georgi, warm thanks 4 your kind words and the Like-1 + YS-2.

Best regards, René

Merz_René on August 6, 2012

Benjamín Núñez

Hi Benjamín, 1000 thanks 4 compliments and the Like-2 + YS-3.

Kind regards, René

Petros Kalaitzis on August 6, 2012

Incredible capture! LIKE + YS. Greetings, Petros

Merz_René on August 6, 2012

Havi (ハヴィ)

Hallo Havi, ja das macht den Anschein, besten Dank für Deinen Zuspruch und das L-3 + YS-4.

Gruss, René

patano on August 6, 2012

I like this beautiful shot,

very good enquadre and amazing colors view !

Congratulations ! You earned my

like 6!

Warm greetings from Paolo.

Welcome to my gallery.

Have a nice week !

My blog

Merz_René on August 6, 2012


Hallo Karl-Heinz, herzlichen Dank für Deinen Zuspruch und das geschätzte Like-4 + YS-5.

Gruss aus Murten, René

Elemér NO VIEWS on August 6, 2012

This is really pretty and unique photo! L & YS


Gustavo V on August 6, 2012

Muy bonita foto!!!


Saludos, Gustavo

Merz_René on August 6, 2012


Hi Petros, warm thanks for your compliment and the Like-5 + YS-6.

Kind regards, René

Mata Hary on August 6, 2012

Beautiful celestial phenomenon. Fav/8, Like/9! Greetings Mata Hary

Merz_René on August 6, 2012


Hello Paolo, 1000 thanks for compliments and the Like-6.

Best wishes, René

Alina Sbitneva on August 6, 2012

Great capture! congratulations!

L Alina

Merz_René on August 6, 2012


Hi Elemér, warm thanks for your compliments and the Like-7 + YS-7.

Best regards, René

Merz_René on August 6, 2012


Hello Gustavo, 1000 thanks for your pleasant words and the Like-8.

Best wishes, René

Jul@ on August 6, 2012

BRAVO!!!!!YSL 9/11

Kind regards

Merz_René on August 6, 2012

Mata Hary

Hello Mata Hary, thank you very much for compliment and the Like-9 + YS-8.

Best regards, René

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 5, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Merz_René
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-LX5
    • Taken on 2012/08/05 21:29:26
    • Exposure: 8.000s
    • Focal Length: 5.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.33 EV
    • No flash