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Originally posted by zorgon
But you are discounting the fact that the camera was in time lapse.
Originally posted by byeluvolk
There seems to be some confusion still about the camera and its focal point. The camera is not “focused” on the horizon; if so the entire city would also be blurry. The camera is set to a DOF of infinity. This means in theory that all objects will be in focus. However due to the physical nature of a camera lens, as opposed to the human eye, there is still a problem with very near objects in an infinite DOF setup; They appear to be blurry. So yes a bug in this camera at a few feet would appear to be blurry, and it will show up at night being lit from a light nearby and show up rather well. It is not a matter of in focus, or out of focus, it is just a matter of if this camera is on top of a building, and the building has lights atop it (as it must). Then the light is reflected off the bug, and it is not so much the bug we see but the light being reflected, exactly as a bug would appear in this setup. The light mentioned above would also make the supposed bug appear to dim and then get bright again, as it flies below the beam, or further from the source. Then it will get bright again as it either comes near, or flies up into the beam path again.
However not having any idea where this camera is mounted we can only speculate on its physical location, and thus the nearby lights. However going by the video it looks to be on top of a very tall building, and therefore it would have the nearby lights, not for the camera itself, but as all buildings like this are required to have them for safety reasons.
Unfortunately, all of this being true does not mean that it was a bug. It is just one explanation that is 100% spot on. There may be many others that can explain the same video at 100%. And yes alien or man-made super craft is one of those. So both points are just as valid. With no frame of reference for the distance of the object or the location of the camera and surrounding lights etc. Both of these are just as valid, depending on if you totally disbelieve the Alien theory or if you accept it at face value. However arguing this on ATS and getting upset and attacking other posters will not help matters. All it does is discredit those doing the attacking as being “childish.” People need to learn to just let go the emotions, and read the post and forget any personal involvement.
edit on 30-7-2011 by byeluvolk because: (no reason given)edit on 30-7-2011 by byeluvolk because: more typos
As for the time lapse argument: This is not compressed at all. You can watch this video at full speed and there is not any time compression, or time lapse stutter. If you look at the cars on the free way you can see they are moving at full speed. So this object is either very close and moving somewhat slow, or it is very far and moving very fast. Still no way to know without a better frame of reference, but both ideas are sound.edit on 30-7-2011 by byeluvolk because: (no reason given)
I find it difficult to understand how anyone could think that this is a "bug". It's obviously behind the smog and clouds, in the sky. If you look you can plainly see it coming in and out of it. A bug in front of a camera would not being going behind clouds...