Look closely at the reflection in the visor in the preceding shot, you can see the ring that bisects the canopy, visible on the other fighter, that
runs from side to side, between the front and rear occupants of the aircraft.
That view is a self portrait of the cameraman, the rear occupant of the aircraft.
If you look over his left shoulder, (to the right in the frame), you can see a dark "skid" mark on the canopy that follows the movement of the
plane, using the trailing edges of the wings for reference.
The following shot, containing the dark "flying objects", locks onto the flight of the subject aircraft by panning the camera up and over the
cameraman's left shoulder, as the cameraman's aircraft and the subject aircraft separate.
I would venture to say, there's at least three dark "skid" marks on the left side of the canopy; the one we see as a static object to the right of
the cameraman's head, (his left) and the two that emulate "objects" in flight.
The white marks all appear to track in the same manner as the dark "objects" as well.
As a matter of fact, watch closely and you can see the reflection of the cameraman's hand on the inside surface of the canopy, just before the shot
changes. That gives you an idea how close the camera is to the canopy.
My vote is for simple dark colored "skid" marks on the surface of the canopy, being mistaken for independent unidentified objects in flight.
Looks like a dirty canopy, sorry.
Originally posted by IAttackPeople
Who knows what. Bug on the windshield?
Or slow birds...
[edit on 3-10-2007 by goosdawg]