reply to post by Anjaba
I can't believe the silly replies this photo has received. A bug here, a moth there, side illuminating flash, ad nauseum.
The OP did not supply sufficient info about the photo as to location. It could have been taken from a porch; it could have been taken from a roadside
location, until the OP tells us we can only guess. The OP did say that this is the only frame that the object appears in so dust on the lens can be
ruled out. If it had been dust and a flash had been used, he might have gotten something like this, popularly called a "ghost orb" but which is
only the flash reflecting off dust or a reflective surface:
I do not see signs of a flash, although I could definitely be wrong and only the OP can clear this up, and the illuminated foliage on the left looks
like it's being illuminated by a soft light source if the OP was standing on a porch with lights on the inside. If a flash had been used,
it might have illuminated, up to a point, the trees in front but they're dark.
This can't be an object up close such as a bug or any other flying insect because there just aren't any signs of wings, etc. That's a silly
explanation. I don't care what anyone says, a flash is not going to specifically illuminate from the side. It's front on or not at all. And,
again, there is no evidence of a flash.
This photo should be processed by an expert who can give the foreground, middle ground, and background various levels to find out if the object is
near or far. That's the only way to settle this.
This can go around and around but the photography glitches, bugs, dust, etc., just don't cut it. I'll go on a limb and just say that it's a UO, an
[edit on 27-11-2009 by The Shrike]