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Entries from May 19th, 2012

Anticrepuscular rays: Atmospheric optics photography

May 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on Anticrepuscular rays: Atmospheric optics photography · weather

These photos of anticrepuscular rays — some with a jet contrail — were taken immediately after a brief period of rain in Nashville, TN on Friday, May 18, 2012. Resources: Anticrepuscular rays: Atmospheric optics Anticrepuscular rays – Wikipedia Crepuscular rays – Wikipedia Anti-crepuscular rays – Atmospheric optics 10 Most Incredible Images of Anticrepuscular Rays – […]

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A two-inch snake? The smallest snakes in the U.S., world

May 9th, 2012 · Comments Off on A two-inch snake? The smallest snakes in the U.S., world · snakes

One of my hiking friends recently mentioned seeing a tiny snake as he hiked at Radnor Lake in Nashville. He estimated the snake’s length as two inches, which really surprised me; I’ve never seen, or even heard of, a snake that small. The subject of peewee snakes came up when I mentioned that Mike E. […]

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Lightning from nearby thunderstorm, at night

May 6th, 2012 · Comments Off on Lightning from nearby thunderstorm, at night · weather

Considering — and I do mean considering — this photo turned out a little better than expected. It was the only decent lightning photograph out of 35 or so attempts… Thank God for digital photography. Yes, it is a generally poor photograph from a technical standpoint (as well as other standpoints); however, considering the shot […]

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