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Formation Of Cirrocumulus And Stratus

Formation Of Cirrocumulus And Stratus
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-22
Categories: Sky
Camera: Nikon D5200, AF-S DX Nikkor18-105mmF/3.5-5.6G-ED-VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-05-20 9:24
Viewed: 1423
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this picture in Graskop; Mpumalanga; South Africa. I had captured this picture at the time of Sunrise.
Here you can see two different types of Clouds; Cirrocumulus (Here it covers top portion as well as rising Sun) and Stratus (Beam shaped cloud here, just right side in the frame).

Here you can notice that Stratus cloud formed lower level than Cirrocumulus.



* Latin derivatives: "Cirrus"- Curl Hair; "Cumulus"- Heap

* Cirrocumulus clouds are found in the same high levels as Cirrus. They appear almost like ripples over a small potion of the sky. The term "mackerel sky" is often used to describe these clouds because of their likeness to fish scales. The suffix 'Cumulus' is given to them because of their lumpy appearance.


* Latin derivative:- "Stratus"- Layer

* This clouds found at very low levels(less than 2000 meters, or 6500 feet), Stratus clouds are thick, large, heavy looking grey clouds that dominate the sky. This type of cloud resembles fog, and occasionally when fog lifts, it will form a Stratus cloud deck.

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hallo Sri
very nice picture with beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hi Srikumar,

That's a dreamy picture. Great Job!


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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2015-05-20 12:58]

Hi Srikumar,

Beautiful sunset and very nice warm colors, great effect of the sun here.
My best regards.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-05-20 18:39]

Hello Sirkumar,
What a pleasure to view this photo displaying two completely different types of cloud patterns. Colors are gorgeous and entire image is in sharp focus. Love the overall composition and the lighting is pleasing to view. Great shot!!

Salam dear Srikumar,

Thanks for comment on my pic.

This is indeed a marvellous and extraordinary time recorded from wonderful sky and clouds with so beautiful and

dramatic light and colours,

Excellent presentation, fine fine note and Thanks!

PS: Yes it is nice to write an informative note about clouds with the pictures,

and i read about them in book in school but later forgot and don,t know something useful about the different clouds in the sky,

Any way like to take more photos from more beautiful clouds,

Greetings and Regards,***

Hello Srikumar,
A very nice image with lovely colors. Perfect DOF.

Hello Sri
Magnifique ciel, les couleurs et les formes des nuages sont très intéressants.
J'aime bien les silhouettes à l'horizon

A great view on this fantastic sky. Very nice presentation. Thanks for showing and have a nice sunday

Hi Srikumar
Shades and colors are amazing. The horizon at the bottom allows to see this wonderful scenery.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-05-29 13:07]

Hi Srikumar,a great capture maybe inspired by the Omid's pics..ehehe..absolutely beautiful this fire in the sky,a very bright capture well sharpened and exposed,interesting note too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Bonjour Srikumar,
Une très belle lumière éclairant une bonne composition.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Srikumar

Excellent landscape photo, lovely light, and lovely
contrast between warm and cold color tones, TFS


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