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Tornado Cloud

Posted by
kiwisa (North Shore, New Zealand) on 2 December 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

I first spotted the tornado shaped cloud about an hour before Taupo. The shape never changed much, it just seemed to grow larger. I took this photo from the car as we were driving into Turangi:)

Canon EOS 450D 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 400 37 mm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

wow even more impressive than yesterday

2 Dec 2009 5:47am

@jamesy: thanks:)

Mirjam from Helsinki, Finland

Great! It's dramatic and it's beautiful

2 Dec 2009 6:12am

@Mirjam: thanks - it was quite dramatic to see

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

Fantastic shot...

2 Dec 2009 6:24am

@Lyl and Roll: thanks

Linerberry from Christchurch, New Zealand

Gosh it looks so scary!!!! Incredible!

2 Dec 2009 6:35am

@Linerberry: Not so scary for me because I could see what it was

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Wow, cool clouds. A bit scary though.

2 Dec 2009 7:25am

@Zing: Thanks - not so scary for me could I see it from so far away I knew it was not the real thing.

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

most impressive, dynamic frame!

2 Dec 2009 7:28am

@Dimitrios: thanks

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I have a real phobia of wind, storms, tornados etc... So it's scares me off but I must admit they make exceptional photos ! Really well done :)

2 Dec 2009 8:36am

@Tamara: thanks - yes thankfully this was just a cloud

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

wow... very impressive.. I thought it was a real tornado.. great shot.

2 Dec 2009 8:36am

@Sarito: Ha ha - I was very happy to know that it was only a cloud

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

this is stunning and powerful

2 Dec 2009 8:54am

@Skyriani: thanks

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice catch, and an unusual cloud formation.

2 Dec 2009 9:17am

@Vitor Martins: thanks

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! Amazing shot!! Great find and very well captured. The first thought that came to my mind was: ...Tornado moving in... :)

2 Dec 2009 9:47am

@Anina: yeah - glad it was just a cloud though:)

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Wow...what a shot! Fantastic clouds! (Glad it wasn't a real tornado!)

2 Dec 2009 11:07am

@MrsAmber: Me too - thanks:)

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Very special shot....

2 Dec 2009 11:22am

@Nazzareno: thanks

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Gosh it's really interesting, never seen a cloud like that before, although I once witnessed a very small tornado here in the UK. It demolished two wooden huts and a greenhouse!

2 Dec 2009 1:25pm

@Curly: We have the occasional tornado through the North Island, they cause a lot of damage - glad this was only a cloud

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Absolutely incredible. Great shot

2 Dec 2009 3:09pm

@SOUL AFLAME: thanks

Boas from Helsinki, Finland

Extraordinary!! Very good shot

2 Dec 2009 6:27pm

@Boas: thanks

Frances Berry from Athens, GA, United States

This is simply fantastic!

2 Dec 2009 7:24pm

@Frances Berry: thanks - it was rather amazing to see

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Fascinating shot, nice one.

2 Dec 2009 7:59pm

@Graham Russon: thanks

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Wow, what a cloud! It's very beautiful. Good combination of shapes and colours in this shot.

4 Dec 2009 8:50am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful capture :)

4 Dec 2009 10:22am

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Impressive cloud!! Very well captured!

4 Dec 2009 4:17pm

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

coo; shot

18 Feb 2010 6:07pm

Canon EOS 450D
1/500 second
ISO 400
37 mm