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Sun Halo looks like stargate

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posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 01:46 PM
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Well look at that pic woo!!



That is the best Sun halo i have ever seen.




SUN HALO: Temperatures in Kolkata, India, today are above 90 degrees F. So when a gathering thundercloud drifted in front of the sun, producing a patch of cool shade on the ground, photographer Rana Khan looked up gratefully. Then he scrambled for a camera!
"This stunning halo appeared when the sun was nearly overhead and lasted for almost 30 minutes," says Khan. "It was very bright."

Link spaceweather.com...

Looks like stargate
hope you like.

Thankyou


[edit on 033131p://2010-07-05T15:18:23-05:00057 by mars1]




posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 02:09 PM
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Got some more.



They are birds NOT ufo's




I still can not get over the first one in opening OP never have i seen anything like it.
I have never personally seen one so thank you inter web


Thankyou



posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 02:34 PM
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That is indeed a superb photo!
Wish I could take such a good picture!



posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 02:37 PM
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Here's a link to a thread I started a bit ago regarding a spectacular sun halo here in the PNW a couple of months ago.

A couple of weeks later, there was another one. Here is that pic:

with a filter:





without filter:





posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 02:43 PM
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Thanks i like the one with the filter looks more defined


Thankyou



posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 04:25 PM
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I do too. I hadn't used a filter before, but after the first pics I had taken before and looking up other ones on-line when I started that thread, I decided to try one. I took several with and without for comparison.

I have lived here in Washington state for over thirty years and I swear that I have seen more spectacular rainbows, sun dogs and sun halos this year than EVER before. I took my avatar pic in my back yard, and the pic doesn't give it full justice...amazing.



posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 04:42 PM
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Those are excellent pictures and lucky you over here in UK we are lucky to see the blue sky as soon as summer as gone be a long time before i see it again


But to me i like the first one in your post with the filter it just stands out a lot more and nicely over the tree


I will check your thread out.

Thankyou



posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 04:51 PM
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All of these pics really do put things in to perspective. There are things in this world that will make you wow and this probably tops the list. It is amazing what you see when you look to the heavens. Great pics from all,and with that I say thank you. One more thing wouldn't that just be the craziest thing if the birds in the earlier pic were actually UFO's.

Sorry I forgot this s&f for all.


[edit on 5-7-2010 by tsurfer2000h]



posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 04:57 PM
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Wow some great photos there! Never saw one of these in person, although I saw a Moon halo before. Created the same way, I take it?



posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 05:05 PM
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Well, it's because of a conspiracy.....people are putting chemicals in the ground that are making rainbows all over.....sprinklers, waterfalls...
Really....there is a video showing one on YouTube!

(That video should be preserved as a monument to the decline of human reason.)

But back to topic.....What kind of filter is being used? I've always been disappointed in my sky pictures; I have a UV filter, mostly to help protect the lens. I have a NikonD40, with a AF/VR (which I can turn off) Nikkor 18-200mm lens (cost more than the camera.....and I'm saving for the Macro version). Even the bluest sky washes out and I would rather take the picture I want than adjust with Photoshop.



posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 05:07 PM
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So true and another thing i just said in westcoast's thread i never heard much about these sun halo's until recent are they a rare occurrence.

Thankyou



posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 05:58 PM
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Originally posted by stars15k
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Well, it's because of a conspiracy.....people are putting chemicals in the ground that are making rainbows all over.....sprinklers, waterfalls...
Really....there is a video showing one on YouTube!

(That video should be preserved as a monument to the decline of human reason.)

But back to topic.....What kind of filter is being used? I've always been disappointed in my sky pictures; I have a UV filter, mostly to help protect the lens. I have a NikonD40, with a AF/VR (which I can turn off) Nikkor 18-200mm lens (cost more than the camera.....and I'm saving for the Macro version). Even the bluest sky washes out and I would rather take the picture I want than adjust with Photoshop.


How funny, that is EXACTLY the camera that took those pics!! I even have the 18-200 and also a 70-300(christmas present, cost more than the camera). I used my smallest lense though in order to capture the whole halo...it covered at least a third of the sky (eye view).

I have taken many pics of the sky and they usually turn out pretty good, so long as I give it something to focus on. (the tree or my finger, for instance) Another thing you can try, is selecting the action mode (pic of person running) rather than auto. It sometimes make for a picture, I have found.

The filter I used was a very simple C-PL 52mm tristar optics. I also have the UV one, but it isn't dark enough for the sun. (don't want to damage the camera) These both came with the camera, so I really don't know much about them. Hope this helps!!


As to the other poster talking about the 'birds' in the pic. If you were referring to the halo pics in my other thread, those are actually nats. I was laying on my back in the grass in order to get the whole halo and they were flying over my head!!

[edit on 5-7-2010 by westcoast]



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