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Another interesting photo from MUFON's site, check it out...

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posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 08:13 PM
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Hey guys, as far as I can tell this hasnt been posted on here yet. Forgive me if it has.

I noticed on MUFON's last 20 reports another interesting UFO photo that was supposedly taken off the Oregon coast recently.

Its a pretty decent size photo and Ive zoomed on the object to fins what doesnt appear to be a bird or other aircraft. Check it out for yourselves.




Also, here is the text from the corresponding report:

"We were on a trip down the Oregon coast and stopped at the Yaquina Head lighthouse near Newport, OR. It was a beautiful day, and I was trying out my new Lumix ZS3 high quality digital camera, taking numerous photos, as it was a beautiful, sunny day. I noticed nothing unusual that day, but when I reviewed all the photos at home, one included what appears to be a sizable disc-shaped object in the sky (visible at about 1 o'clock position in top of photo). Zooming in, I can see it's not a bird, and sun is glinting off the surface. Even further away down the right side of the photo, there appear to be two more off in the distance toward the other shore. This photo was taken facing north, just east of the lighthouse. I took other photos at the same location, and none of them show these spots in the sky."


Anyway, Im curious if anyone has opinions on what this one could be, I have no idea.

PLease note: I did not take this picture, all the info is posted on MUFON.




posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 08:25 PM
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To be honest I have no idea.



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 08:26 PM
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I would like to say bird but the object doesn't seem to be the right shape, though it could just be an odd angle.

--airspoon

Edited to add: The object seems to be reflecting light, which would make it less likely to be an insect.


[edit on 6-6-2010 by airspoon]



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 08:26 PM
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Thanks for posting this.

It does not look like a bird, at this point im not sure what it is.

It would be interesting to see that object zoomed in more.

Cheers

Edit - Thanks airspoon

[edit on 6-6-2010 by FoxMulder91]



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 08:34 PM
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It seems too circular to be a bird but as someone else already said it could just be a weird angle. Hopefully some of ATS's experts can shed some more light on this.



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 08:35 PM
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I think it is an insect. Look at the intensity of the shadow. In order for it to be this black means it is close by. Otherwise, if further, it would be a lighter shadow as we see with the mountains in the backdrop.


I prepared 3 samples for comparison.

First is of a rock in front...



Second is the object...



Third is a rock to the right of the image, just before the background mountains...




Edited to add pics

[edit on 6-6-2010 by Aresh Troxit]



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 08:44 PM
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So are you saying that it is perhaps a bug on the lense of the camera?
That could be a possibilty.
Or are you saying its a bug flying by?

Cheers



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 08:47 PM
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Noisemedia.....

Here is the EXIF data (split into 2 due to the length of the table).

The exposure time seems short enough for the "bug hypothesis".





Kind regards
Maybe...maybe not


[edit on 6-6-2010 by Maybe...maybe not]



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 08:50 PM
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I would go for a bumblebee flying a few feet in front of the camera. The fact it is not noticed is due to the fact it is so small. Or we would have a streak instead of a "balloon"... If it was a big hi-speed object.

[edit on 6-6-2010 by Aresh Troxit]



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 08:53 PM
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Originally posted by Aresh Troxit
reply to post by FoxMulder91
 


I would go for a bumblebee flying a few feet in front of the camera. The fact it is not noticed is due to the fact it is so small. Or we would have a streak instead of a "balloon"...


Aresh Troxit.....

As per the data & comment I posted above, the exposure time seems short enough for the "bug hypothesis".

Tha shape is not typical of a "blurred bird".....or as Phage calls them....."blurds"!


Kind regards
Maybe...maybe not



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 09:04 PM
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LOL Now I see it! Well, that makes two different approaches that support the same possible conclusion. That is pretty nice!



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 09:21 PM
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This object appears to be reflecting light, making an insect seem unlikely. If it was a small object closer to the camera, it would seem to only be a black blur. Agree?



--airspoon



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 09:35 PM
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Err... An insect is a 3 dimensional object that reflects light has anything else, to a different degree, like anything else. At first glance, I thought it was donut shaped because of the lighter part in the middle, but it probably is more light reflecting on a wing or a leg.



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 09:44 PM
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Thanks for the EXIF data Maybe Maybe Not !

So far I dont buy the bird explanation. Not at all. I also dont want to buy the insect idea...in my opinion the object seems too far away to accurately identify it as a bug.

But...I could be wrong. At this point its impossible to say for sure. While a bug is a likely explanation Im going to do some photo shop filter stuff on it and see what/if I can tell anything more.

Also if you read their account they claim there are two more in the same picture...anyone seeing that?



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 09:59 PM
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Interesting picture. In airspeed's blowup it looks to me about like a classic "flying saucer" but .. I'm no photo expert.

Good job posting one that might be something and possibly hasn't been posted before.

I'll keep an eye on this thread to see what any other analysts may have to say about it.




posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 10:00 PM
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Noisemedia.....



Thanks for the EXIF data Maybe Maybe Not !


You are very welcome!




So far I dont buy the bird explanation. Not at all.


Well, I don't we can exclude a "blurd" completely as yet, but as I said, the shape is not quite as "streamlined" as other "blurds" I've seen.



I also dont want to buy the insect idea...in my opinion the object seems too far away to accurately identify it as a bug.


Again.....I don't think we can exclude the bug idea as yet.



But...I could be wrong.


So could I!!!




At this point its impossible to say for sure.


Yup.....agree!




While a bug is a likely explanation


Yup.....it looks that way.....



Im going to do some photo shop filter stuff on it and see what/if I can tell anything more.


Good luck!




Also if you read their account they claim there are two more in the same picture...anyone seeing that?


I'm sitting here scratching dots off my screen!!


I can't see anything else in that photo.....I'll have a more detailed look later on today.

Kind regards
Maybe...maybe not



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 10:11 PM
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Originally posted by Aresh Troxit
reply to post by airspoon
 


Err... An insect is a 3 dimensional object that reflects light has anything else, to a different degree, like anything else. At first glance, I thought it was donut shaped because of the lighter part in the middle, but it probably is more light reflecting on a wing or a leg.


An insect is a three demensional object but due to it's small size, quick and erratic behaviour and distance from the camera, I would think that the defined reflection wouldn't show up, especially on a blurred insect. For something as small as a reflection on an insect to show up, it would seem that the insect would be more clear and defined as well. After all, why would only the reflection be clear and defined?

--airspoon



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 10:11 PM
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reply to post by noisemedia
 


I just found a "bug" 45 degrees bottom right of the first one. Haven't found the third, yet.



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 10:23 PM
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reply to post by airspoon
 


Insects, especially with a bumblebee like one, are able to make stationary flights. they need it to search for pollen.



posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 10:26 PM
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reply to post by Aresh Troxit
 


What do you exactly mean by this?
I see the object we are discussing, but I dont see another one or the "third" one you are talking about.

Cheers



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