Fantastic shot! The bird looks really menacing!
Thanks for your votes and nice comments!
Paullubbock: pretty shot, funny you can always tell a crop because the left side is sharper, less distorted while the right side (better content), is more distorted, and lots more chromo and distortion. If it was a straight shot, both left and right, top,bottom would be equally balanced in regards to distortion and chromo.
hmm, interesting but this is not cropped.
Thanks! Processing, split toning, yellow highlights and blue shadows I think.
Thanks for the votes! I'm really happy I won :-D
Thank you! I was lucky to have my camera ready for this shot! It looked like this for just a second, then it was all covered in smoke.
That's really beautiful!
What a wonderful capture! One question, how could it suddenly go BOOM and you press the shutter? Light travels faster than sound, so the lightning would have long been gone when you heard the boom.
I wish I entered this competition too :-) http://www.flickr.com/photos/mortn/5063387664/in/photostream