As with any proper investigation, I feel it is critical to always get a second, third, sometimes even a fourth, opinion on the matter at hand.
I'm currently conducting an investigation on an image that was sent in.
I can't go into too much detail,
But recently a photographer sent the below image in, which was taken in June of 2015.
He didn't see the anomaly in the sky when he took the photo.
And only recently did he notice it, when he was going through some old images.
I brought the photo into foto-forensics and there definitely seems to be something there.
But as with all my investigations, I always provide a "Why" in my reports.
As in, Why this isn't a UFO.
If you zoom into the photo, you can see the object is 9 pixels high X 26 pixels long,
On the bottom left of the object, there is a small part that appears to be hanging.
Both above and below the object, when zoomed, shows 2 distinctive areas of white pixels. (Wings?)
My first diagnoses of this photo is that it is probably an insect - most likely a bee, given all the clovers in the image.
And that when bee's fly, their legs hang.
The shutter speed used was 1/1000 of a second, which you would expect it would freeze all but relatively very fast moving things.
Also, the lens aperture used was f2.8, which doesn't give much depth of field, and the focus is more on the clovers in the foreground, so the whole
background of the scene is a bit out of focus.
As I said, I'm leaning towards it being a bee flying from clover to clover.
Another investigator I asked, said it might be a reflection of the boat in the distance.
The sizes of the black void in the inverted colour, image below match up.
The part that I think looks like legs, could be the ships mast's reflection.
Or perhaps we are both wrong!
So I wanted to get your opinions.
Is it an insect? a reflection? a small bird flying by?
If you want to download the image to analyze, I provided a link to my dropbox.
If you just want to see the image, here is the original (It was shot in landscape)
Zoomed in on the object:
Raised sharpness, motion blur filter with inverted colours: