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A hot blob of lava. Hawaiian lava, which is basalt, is typically at 1100 Celsius (2000 Fahrenheit). March 8, 2007.

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flowit's...

flow

Voted 10/10

...a "cool" picture!
Posted Mar 14, 2007 8:42 am

KlenkeRe: it's...

Klenke

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Hey thanks. Say, you've got the perfect member name (flow) for this pic.
Posted Mar 14, 2007 6:53 pm

flowRe: it's...

flow

Voted 10/10

yeah, that's right!
i didn't noticed before :)
Posted Mar 14, 2007 7:41 pm

BazZBeautiful shot

BazZ

Voted 10/10

I love it. I puted it on a very nice place in the album Color Red.
Posted Apr 18, 2007 4:46 pm

Wiktoria PlawskaGreat Hot Blob

Wiktoria Plawska

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I like the name, and i bet that really is very very HOT! Nice Close-up shot!
Posted Jul 29, 2008 3:00 pm

BLongGreat shot

BLong

Voted 10/10

Awesome capture. Since seeing lava ooze myself, I have always felt that one of man's best ways to feel connected to the world is watch it unfold in front of your eyes. Truly amazing.
Posted Oct 11, 2009 12:30 am

PAROFESSome day

PAROFES

Voted 10/10

i hope to have a chance to take one shot like that he he he
Impressive...
Posted May 12, 2010 8:19 am

KlenkeRe: Some day

Klenke

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Go now, it doesn't get any closer to 'easy' than this (from here).
Posted May 12, 2010 2:54 pm

NoonduelerHow big is this blob?

Noondueler

Voted 10/10

Ballpark? And how far away were you?
Posted Sep 1, 2010 1:09 am

KlenkeRe: How big is this blob?

Klenke

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I don't remember how far away exactly I was on this particular shot, but maybe about six feet. For instance, this photo was taken from about four feet. The lava was oozing into a shallow depression just beyond my feet.
Posted Sep 1, 2010 12:10 pm

KlenkeRe: How big is this blob?

Klenke

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I guess I should try to estimate the size of this thing, since that's what you asked. I'd say the girth of this lava blob (left to right) was about two feet.
Posted Sep 2, 2010 1:37 am

NoonduelerRe: How big is this blob?

Noondueler

Voted 10/10

Interesting that you could get within 6 ft of something 2000 degrees. You must have felt the heat!
Posted Sep 2, 2010 11:11 am

KlenkeRe: How big is this blob?

Klenke

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There were many people standing around the oozing lava. It's what people do for entertainment there, apparently. It's more interesting to watch rock dry than paint.

Yep, you can feel the heat so you can't stay too close too long. I was also concerned about melting my camera case. Typically, to get these shots you either have to have a tripod with a trigger cord or use a timer and set the camera on a rock.

What is odd about this lava is you look at it and think it's like a liquid. But if you throw a pebble at even the bright orange stuff, it bounces off.
Posted Sep 2, 2010 5:39 pm

NoonduelerRe: How big is this blob?

Noondueler

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He he. For some reason that reminds me of a great line from the 1st 'Alien' movie:
"It's structural perfection is matched only by it's hostility.'
Posted Sep 2, 2010 8:11 pm

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KlenkeSubmitted by Klenke
on Mar 14, 2007 6:06 am

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