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Pic of UFO at air show, Cumbria, UK 25/7/09

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posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 07:18 AM
Morning all,

My mum was at the Windermere Air Show on Saturday 25th July 2009 and was snapping photos of the planes when she noticed an anomaly in one the pictures upon looking at the photos she had snapped.

It could be a plane but it does look very odd indeed.

Take a look and see what you think, I'd be grateful if any of the image analysis people here at ATS, internos - I'm looking at you here - amongst others, may be able to do something with it.

I've had to resize the image as the original is too big to put on ATS media but here's the exif data anyway:

File Name IMG_0555.JPG
Camera Model Name Canon PowerShot G10
Shooting Date/Time 25/07/2009 15:39:07
Shooting Mode Auto
My Colors Mode Off
Tv (Shutter Speed) 1/640
Av (Aperture Value) 4.5
Light Metering Evaluative
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 80(Auto)
Lens 6.1 - 30.5 mm
Focal Length 30.5 mm
Digital Zoom None
IS Mode On
Image Size 4416x3312
Image Quality Fine
Flash Off
White Balance Auto
AF Mode Single AF
Parameters Contrast Normal
Sharpness Normal
Saturation Normal
Color Space sRGB
File Size 2046 KB
Drive Mode Single-frame shooting
Owner's Name

Anyway, here's the pic folks...

The 'ufo' is in the bottom left just below the two clouds.

She didn't notice it at the time.

Let's hope we can solve this one.



posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 07:27 AM
Could be a plane,a bird or anything to be honest mate!
It does look blury compared to the other two objects in the sky,so I think its a bug

Of course it might not be!

posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 07:37 AM
reply to post by machinegun_go_go

some enhancements

enlarged crop

enhanced enlarged crop

[edit on 4-8-2009 by easynow]

posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 07:49 AM
reply to post by easynow

based on your enlargements, I would say Bird. It looks like a bird flying with his wings folded up.

posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 07:58 AM
Hand on my heart, I'm beginning to miss some of the CGI hoaxes that were brought up.
All right they were hoaxes, but they were at least clearer

Not saying go out and do hoaxes, just saying their quality was better

[edit on 4/8/09 by Daisy-Lola]

posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 08:13 AM
Thanks for the input so far guys, it's much appreciated. From the enhancements, I'm pretty sure it's not a plane. It looks round to me - and my mum who is sat next to me. She doesn't even know what a CGI hoax is so I had to explain. AWwwwww.

Would a bird look that round? She's managed to get some pictures with birds on in the same location and they are all clear as day - even when they are not the focus of the image.

Regarding bugs - it's definitely a possibility.

Good ol' UFOlogy - home of the blurry image - unless it's CGI'd.

Thanks for the input so far people,

much appreciated.



posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 06:21 PM
You probably need a special filter to get through the haze.
Perhaps a one man UFO.
The dark ether must be from more powerful coils.
The fire ball foo era must be gone.

posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 06:34 PM
It looks like a helicopter to me and possibly a bird as others have suggested.

Were there any choppers in the area at that time? Im thinking there may have been as this was taken at an airshow.

Would be good to see your pic zoomed a little more

Thanks for posting

posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 06:45 PM

The tip-off is "She didn't notice it at the time." We don't notice birds most of the time, and certainly not if they happen to fly into the frame when we take the photo.

Believe me. Bird.

posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 07:03 PM
reply to post by machinegun_go_go

Could you please post the image in a real site instead of the useless Media Portal?

eSnips is free, preserves the EXIF data and allows a maximum file size of 100MB, with a total of 5GB for your files.


PS: but it's probably a bird, we ignore them when we are taking photos.

posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 02:21 AM
reply to post by Beauty_HairyBeast

We of course can rule out a rain drop here

posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 03:04 AM
Looks like a bug to me. Was probably closer to the camera than the planes, making it lens blurred along with slight motionblur due to it being close. When objects are close they only need to travel a short distance to cover the view angle of the lens in opposed to being 300 feet away.

posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 08:49 AM

Originally posted by noangels
reply to post by Beauty_HairyBeast

We of course can rule out a rain drop here

Ha hahaha ha

posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 11:43 AM
reply to post by ArMaP

Hey Armap,

I'll upload the original pic to that site at the weekend when I can get to my mum's place and get access to the original image.



posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 12:05 PM
reply to post by machinegun_go_go

OK, thanks.

It's always better to have the original photo.

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 04:12 AM
I really need to make a copy and paste action, from another thread

Here it is:


...and technical phenomenons regarding capturing images.
...and people not knowing those technical stuff.

Bugs filmed during the day.
Bugs can appear long and short.
Bugs can appear white or black. (depending on ilumination and bacground brightness)
Bugs can appear colored or translucid.
Bugs can appear moving straight or doing fast turns.
Bugs are a very likely occurence. Just 2 holidays not hunting them and i have already a big collection.

I don't like bugs.

But here they are:







All of these frames extracted from this movie:


More BUGS:




and it's animation:



and from another part of the same shot:


and the corresponding animation:






and the animation here:


and the animation:




More bugs or birds?

Here is my collection:

(later edit: now i see i have some broken links in my free site... ussually links to the original pictures, which where too big for my primary used picture sharing site,, and therefore posted at, which..lost them

Damn those BUGS. It really can puzzle your brain...

p.s. all the animations are slowned down at half or third of real speed, because using GIF format.

[edit on 7/8/09 by depthoffield]

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 04:18 AM
Have a star for that great and in depth post!

That settles it

posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 03:43 AM
reply to post by depthoffield


what can I say? An fabulous post there, which I think settles it that this is indeed, a bug. Thank you.

I hope that a mod gave you some applause for that.

Thank you,

I'll still pop the pic on the other site Armap mentions when I can though, not speaking to my dad at the moment so avoiding going around til they are out.



posted on Aug, 15 2009 @ 03:42 PM
Rods in the sky yet that is more saucer.
Saucer pilots like air events.
You kidding they were once pilots of man's inferior craft.
Also they might pick up some good navigational aids.

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