posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 09:09 AM
It isn't lens flare. I have no idea what it is, but if the OP had come on here and said "I caught cigarette smoke on film", NO ONE would try and
say that it was lens flare. If someone can come up with an actual lens flare that looks anything like it, I may change my mind. Again, I don't know
what it might be, but it behaves nothing like lens flare.
Not only is the shape completely amorphous, there is no point of specularity as the camera moves (i.e. the intensity of the shape never changes
significantly with aspect angle). There should be an aspect angle that shows an actual "flare" (huge intensity jump) when the camera passes through
it. There should only be a +-5 degree "window" where the flare would be visible, and the flare should have an direct and exact intensity
relationship with the camera aspect angle which it does not.
Could be spider web ejection, could be a smoking ghost, who knows, but not lens flare.