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Blue Halo UFO in Front of Solar Eclipse

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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 12:12 AM
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I captured these photos accidentally by merely pointing and clicking at the sun. The sky was amazing and I thought to capture the effect. As I reviewed the photos on the camera, I noticed the sudden appearance of a small blue dot. I then shot a quick series and the 'dot' moved around the eclipse. Only the first photo has been tampered with in this series. I wanted to demonstrate that the blue sphere was NOT the moon but is some smaller object seemingly facing the eclipse.

The shots were taken quickly, so significant repositioning of the sphere from one side of the sun to the other would indicate a quick movement across the sky.

www.flickr.com...@N08/?uploaded=1&magic_cookie=a31faa46c1054469eb10809b73004048

Whatever it is, the effect is otherworldly and completely accidental!




posted on May, 22 2012 @ 12:15 AM
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not working. please embed.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 12:17 AM
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Link is dead my friend, please revisit it and make appropriate changes!

Anxiously awaiting to see what you've captured!

Cheers



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 12:20 AM
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Click the link, then copypasta the rest into the link bar to see the photo's.

Blue Halo Camera Effect < - possible explanation


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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 12:21 AM
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Just copy and paste the rest of the img code at the end of the url, should look like this. Its lens flare of the actual eclipse, while cool its not a UFO
edit on 22-5-2012 by Echotebarknwhale because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 12:21 AM
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Here you go
Edited


Unedited

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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 12:22 AM
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If you're going to embed someone's picture, you might also want to mention that you linked the edited photo instead of an unedited one.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 12:28 AM
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Sorry mate, my fault, didn't saw it was an edited one.
Just followed the link in the post and came on this one.
Thanks for let me know though.

edit: added the unedited photo to previous post.


edit: This is clearly a solar eclipse lens flare
You can see the state of the eclipse in the lens flare

Here are some other examples of a typical solar eclipse lens flare



While I was shooting the eclipse with my 70-200mm lens, I was surprised and thrilled to see that the eclipse was clearly visible as colored refractions in the lens flare! Normally I go to great pains to minimize or eliminate all lens flare, but this time I quickly experimented with different focal lengths, angles, apertures, and shutter speeds in order to fully maximize the lens flare and the eclipse refractions

www.mountainphotographer.com...

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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 12:35 AM
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Just offering an explanation, not a hard nosed fact...I think it is a camera/lighting flaw. It seems like it is almost the same effect as a pinhole projection, similar to one people use to view an eclipse. I think the light refracted off of your lens, and then projected into your camera at such an angle that you are viewing an off center shot of what you were actually aiming at.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 12:40 AM
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lens artefact



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 12:42 AM
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So sorry

Blue Orb



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 01:04 AM
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I don't think it's a reflection because it kept moving around.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 01:06 AM
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While it does look cool!-
I believe intergalactic fire is correct.
Simply a cool Eclipse lens flare.
Cool photos though! Thanks for sharing.


Starred and flagged for the cool photos.

Not a UFO though.

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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 01:06 AM
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Originally posted by intergalactic fire
reply to post by Popular
 


Sorry mate, my fault, didn't saw it was an edited one.
Just followed the link in the post and came on this one.
Thanks for let me know though.

edit: added the unedited photo to previous post.


edit: This is clearly a solar eclipse lens flare
You can see the state of the eclipse in the lens flare

Here are some other examples of a typical solar eclipse lens flare



While I was shooting the eclipse with my 70-200mm lens, I was surprised and thrilled to see that the eclipse was clearly visible as colored refractions in the lens flare! Normally I go to great pains to minimize or eliminate all lens flare, but this time I quickly experimented with different focal lengths, angles, apertures, and shutter speeds in order to fully maximize the lens flare and the eclipse refractions

www.mountainphotographer.com...

edit on 22-5-2012 by intergalactic fire because: (no reason given)


The first photo does not look like a flare to me. It looks more like a three dimensional object, like the one in the photos I provided. The second photo clearly looks like flares.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 01:06 AM
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Bingo!

Well done.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 01:13 AM
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Originally posted by gwynned
I don't think it's a reflection because it kept moving around.


But not moving around to your naked eye, Only to the camera.
You can make a lens flare be anywhere in the image with the smallest, slightest change in how you hold the camera. The slightest change (which is inevitable without a tripod) will cause it to move (appear) many different places.

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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 01:14 AM
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It may appear to be 3 dimensional but it is a lens flare.

Cools photos BTW



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 01:27 AM
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Link to thread of ATS member photos during the eclipse.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

You can see the same artifact in the first photo.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 01:48 AM
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Originally posted by gwynned

Originally posted by intergalactic fire
reply to post by Popular
 


Sorry mate, my fault, didn't saw it was an edited one.
Just followed the link in the post and came on this one.
Thanks for let me know though.

edit: added the unedited photo to previous post.


edit: This is clearly a solar eclipse lens flare
You can see the state of the eclipse in the lens flare

Here are some other examples of a typical solar eclipse lens flare


While I was shooting the eclipse with my 70-200mm lens, I was surprised and thrilled to see that the eclipse was clearly visible as colored refractions in the lens flare! Normally I go to great pains to minimize or eliminate all lens flare, but this time I quickly experimented with different focal lengths, angles, apertures, and shutter speeds in order to fully maximize the lens flare and the eclipse refractions

www.mountainphotographer.com...

edit on 22-5-2012 by intergalactic fire because: (no reason given)


The first photo does not look like a flare to me. It looks more like a three dimensional object, like the one in the photos I provided. The second photo clearly looks like flares.

It only appears to be,because in the first photo there is only 1 lens flare and the second has many flares.
This is caused by the optics, the amount of glass elements present in the lens.

google solar eclips lens flare, you will find many examples like yours.


edit on 22-5-2012 by intergalactic fire because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 02:23 AM
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If I could applause you, I would.

I was unaware of these effects, thanks



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