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So, to me, this looks like a seagull with a grey back (although i can not account for the dark stripe at the bottom)
Originally posted by codex code
Wow good find! The picture is nice and clear (in a sense)! There are many stories that go like that … taking a picture of nature or at a certain view and there it is! A UFO! If he didn’t see it does it me that the ufos have some sort of clocking devises? How come when a picture is snapped do the ufos show up?
No-one mentioned HIS glasses. I was referring to Nick Pope's glasses, i.e. the " top ufologist" who gave his opinion of the photo to the national newspaper. He's doing himself ( and other researchers) no favours promoting this pic as a genuine UFO. As for the man who took the pic, in all honesty I hope he got a nice wad of money from the paper for his photo. Good luck to him and well done.
Originally posted by GideonHM
Seagulls are the standard excuse to prevent further discussion on more important aspects of the incident. The article even gave the make and model of the camera for crying out loud, yet how mature does one have to be to make fun of an elderly man's glasses? This man most likely never wanted anything to do with a UFO picture, and had no idea till afterward that anything was there. He likes ships, not trying to look like a fool!
It IS a bird.
Originally posted by GideonHMThis photograph is only EVIDENCE, not proof either way. Thinking that a nearly symmetrical dark spot is instantly a bird really speaks to me of a lack of imagination of the bird callers, rather than stupidity on the behalf of some guy who likes to ship watch. At least one person said that it was a digital hoax, at least that is more realistic. What about dirt on the lens? A malfunctioning digital camera, or anything but a bird?
I haven't read anywhere on this thread where the photographer was insulted. And if you were insulted then you need an injection of humour. We're allowed to have different opinions, it's a debating forum. We can argue too but let's not row.Even the guy who started the thread thinks it looks more like a seagull than a UFO. Most of the other pics AND drawings are very similar to the "UFO" pic and they're all birds and the "reasons" you ask for are all here too.
Originally posted by GideonHMNot a single bird image produced on this thread is very close at all to that picture, yet in flies a flurry of one liner posts going 'yup it's a bird'. Give reasons, and actual better photography than the obviously insulting joke photos. At least the first blurred bird photo was similar, and I appreciate that, but the context of the post was unfair to the photographer