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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:30 pm    Post subject: Mammalian Clouds Reply with quote

. . and they don't call them mammalian clouds for nothing! . .



Shocked

Jules


PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never seen any similar ! Many thanks for sharing! Great catch!


PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmmm This one is a modest one. Shocked Very Happy


PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also I will add, beautifully detailed tree canopy in the background!


PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG... this is the first time I see clouds like this... they look surreal Shocked


PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Never seen any similar ! Many thanks for sharing! Great catch!


Thanks,

They are very rare. Second time in my life that I've seen them.


PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

koji wrote:
mmmm This one is a modest one. Shocked Very Happy


Yes she only appeared at sunset and only for a few minutes.


PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
Also I will add, beautifully detailed tree canopy in the background!


Thank you Orio,

It's very light HDR processing in order to bring out the very detail you are speaking about. It worked!

I live just a few miles from there. I was going out to a new restaurant that we discovered in the tiny town of Blanco, Texas. It's a rebuilt historical Jail and absolutely beautiful. I will send some pictures form there the next time we go.

Cheers

Jules


PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing.


PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting: I've never seen this kind of clouds!


PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YureW wrote:
Interesting: I've never seen this kind of clouds!


Yes they are rare.


PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent shot!

What happens when it rains? Laughing


PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maddog10 wrote:
Excellent shot!

What happens when it rains? Laughing


HA. I'm not sure. It hasn't rained here this year yet.


PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Extraordinary. Those Texicans will do anything for kicks Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


patrickh


Absolutely fab shot


PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great shot Shocked !!

Looks unreal - like a 3D-rendering from 3DSMAX.

Cheers
Tobias


PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tobbsman wrote:
What a great shot Shocked !!

Looks unreal - like a 3D-rendering from 3DSMAX.

Cheers
Tobias


Thanks,

I'm sure that's the light HDR rendering.

Jules


PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW! Outstanding shot!


PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great capture. I hope to have the opportunity to see in my lifetime.

Here are some other samples:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammatus_cloud

Click the external link to Hastings, Nebraska - incredible!


PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

themoleman342 wrote:
Great capture. I hope to have the opportunity to see in my lifetime.

Here are some other samples:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammatus_cloud

Click the external link to Hastings, Nebraska - incredible!


Thanks you and thanks so much for the link.

I saw ones like those also about 12 years ago here in Central Texas.(Always have a camera with you)

Jules


PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hummmm, you posted some undersized mammaries in the oversized
gallery, am I missing something here, Jules? Laughing

Fantastic shot! Cool


PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Katastrofo wrote:
Hummmm, you posted some undersized mammaries in the oversized
gallery, am I missing something here, Jules? Laughing

Fantastic shot! Cool


He He . . thanks.
Yes, they are only a few miles long, tut, tut or . .


PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photo; I'd also love to come across one of these in my life time.

In the meanwhile, I'd like to point out.... "mammalian" doesn't sound right Wink Here I was expecting to see various clouds shaped like giraffes, rhinos, lions....


PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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In the meanwhile, I'd like to point out.... "mammalian" doesn't sound right Wink Here I was expecting to see various clouds shaped like giraffes, rhinos, lions....


Well mammalian denotes that the the animal is milk-producing (from mammary glands). While most animals don't have protruding glands, as in the case with humans, I think the breast is what we most think of when we hear mammary. Since the clouds look like "bumps" I guess someone found it comical to name them accordingly.

I'd prefer "mammatus clouds" over "breast clouds" any day of the week.


PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

themoleman342 wrote:

I'd prefer "mammatus clouds" over "breast clouds" any day of the week.



No no, I'm OK with mammatus; that's what I always thought these were called. I'm just saying, mammatus, means "in the form of mammaries" while mammalian means "like mammals" or "of mammals". I'm just being a stickler dick, in other words.


Personally, I'd prefer "boob clouds" over mammatus clouds any day of the week.