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Altocumulus Standing Lenticularis Cloud

Altocumulus Standing Lenticularis Cloud
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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-02-05
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-02-09 15:03
Viewed: 2017
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This image is for Srikumar Balial

I wanted to show how this unique cloud started to collapse over the mountains fifteen minutes after I took the first image posted yesterday.

These types of clouds are created when stable moist air flows over a mountain or a range of mountains, a series of large-scale standing waves may form on the downwind side. If the temperature at the crest of the wave drops to the dew point, moisture in the air may condense to form lenticular clouds.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-02-09 15:13]

Hi Janice,a very interesting second pic about this very strange cloud formation,it's nice to know the exact name of this phenomenon and to read how is made in your note,great shot talking about the quality! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Janice,
Both pics are great examples of the beauty of our skies.

Hello Janice,
This is an another wonderful composition with interesting clouds formation. The first image you post has a bigger had......
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Janice,
Thanks a lot for dedication as well as wider view of this natural phenomenon.
Here can see mountain clearly. Beautiful exposure, showing the patterns of this cloud formation.
Best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-02-10 7:40]

Hello Janice,
Beautiful second photo of this phenomenon.

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