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UFO captured while shooting High def HDR

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posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:12 AM
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Hi ATS'rs, I thought I would share a picture with you that I took while out shooting some HDR photography (high dynamic range) on New Years eve.

I had no idea I had captured this until I viewed it on my computer.

For those of you unfamiliar with HDR photography, it is a process of taking three photographs usually using a tripod and shooting off three or more bracketed exposures i,e, one under-exposed, one at the correct exposure and one over-exposed.

The photo's are then combined during processing to give you an extended tonal range.

Below is a copy of the UFO as it was captured on the overexposed frame of the three exposures.



These pictures where taken on a 16 megapixel camera in RAW format although the ISO setting was @ 100 so it is not as good as it would have been had I used a high shutter speed.

All the pictures where taken using aperture priority.

The following three pictures show a cropped version of each of the images showing the object including the exif information for those interested.

These pictures are completely unretouched from the RAW 16 bit image and I have just screen grabbed them and cropped including the exif.

One of the exif's include GPS co-ordinates.







The next picture is the sharpest of the three frames processed to bring out more detail but not edited in any other way.



The next image is a GIF animation of the trajectory of the object with frames one and three affected by motion blur. This all took place within a second.



The following is the same GIF image tilted with a line included to see if the object was falling and rising which one might expect if it where a bird flying.



Finally another processed and cropped picture to provide greater perspective.



I am generally a little skeptical when I see pictures of Blurfoes but I must admit this one has me scratching my head.

I think I have extracted as much information from the pictures as I can so please don't ask me to post the RAWS as they are all about 17 megs.

Any comments would be nice, particularly from photographers who may have similar pictures that turned out to be birds, personally I can't make that call.

That's all I've got.


Just thought I would add this to show what HDR is for those interested. The picture below is one I took the same day as the one in question.





posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:16 AM
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Woah. You might have something there. Definitely does not look like a bird.



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:17 AM
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Is this a clever joke?



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:19 AM
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Thanks for sharing!


Great photographs. The last one almost looks "otherwordly" with its fantastic colours


As for the UFO it looks like a bird in flight. Of course I can''t tell for sure, but I've seen other photographs similar to this where a bird was the "culprit". It's just a guess though.



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:19 AM
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reply to post by Segador
 


It isn't a joke, this is the genuine article - whatever it is!





posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:22 AM
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reply to post by kennyb72
 


kennyb72

Where were the pictures / video taken ?

It looks kind of exotic and I'm curious about the location..

Regards

PDUK



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:23 AM
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It is postings like these that keep me on this web site.

Great post, interesting theory about a bird - which it could if swooping.



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:23 AM
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reply to post by belsce
 

You could be right, I just don't know. Whatever it was it covered a fair distance in a fraction of a second.



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:25 AM
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At the shutter speeds you were using the object wouldn't have need to be travelling that fast to blur so it is possible it could have been a bird.



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:26 AM
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Pictures where taken in Central North Tasmania, The GPS co-ordinates are on the last exif picture so you can check it out on Google Earth. The surrealistic affect is achieved using the technique I described earlier.

If we had better eyesight this is actually what the world would look like.



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:27 AM
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reply to post by benintheuk
 


Fair comment, thank you.



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:30 AM
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reply to post by kennyb72
 


A very nice example of a probable UFO - with the exif data, this could be valuable in the right hands.

Seems to also confirm the hypothesis these craft / entities are inter-dimensional, difficult to see

in the visible spectrum, and now seen with HDR.

What were the GPS coordinates?



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:34 AM
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Very interesting, Can you say for certain that the object in question went through cloud as it looks like it does, if that is the case , can we identify what bird flys at that level assuming we can gauge the height of those clouds on that day, my feeling is is that its not a bird,


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posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:34 AM
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Looks like a bird to me.

Compare:









Credit to depthoffield for the images.



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:37 AM
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Hi drphilxr

Latitude 41'41'14" S
Longtitude 146'35'52.4"E

This is how it is displayed in the exif




posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:39 AM
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In all honesty I think the object was in front of the cloud, but the clouds where very high.


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posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:43 AM
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Nice pictures and cool OP. It's the first time I can recall someone posting all the details.


It looks a lot like these examples here...






posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:44 AM
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reply to post by Chadwickus
 


It could well be Chadwickus, I took a lot of pictures that day though and this is the only one that showed anything flying at all. I keep looking at it and it just doesn't say bird to me. I wish I had something more conclusive.



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:45 AM
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reply to post by 10987654321
 


Fair one mate



posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 06:47 AM
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reply to post by kennyb72
 


They can be deceiving, that's for sure.

I shall also take the opportunity to take a leaf out of kandinsky's book and thank you for posting a well prepared thread.




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