Cool pic! So the EXIF data checks out, helping ruling out any photoshop manipulation. Battery operated spherical lights aren't unheard of, and
certainly one way of achieving this photo. I can also see how it might be seen as a reflection of the sun or such, but a couple of other things are
cool and give it a "physical object" vibe.
Firstly the depth of the aura, seem like it's actually part of the area and not a burn/reflection mark by the camera. The top left of the aura seems
to naturally fall on the plants, gives it a 3D ring vibe...
Note: My experience tells me we should see a corresponding sun spot (where the sun actually is) but it's all one brightness in the sky. Whatever is
blocking out the bottom of the object in ground if, it were a reflection, should also be seen in that black mass, but it isn't. Would need to run some
tests for myself to be sure about this...
I sort of agree with the "behind the grass" comment, but with this filter it seems more like it's buried in the ground. The outline of the aura in
this one seems a bit odd for a reflection o fthe sun, it's seems a bit non-uniform. Yet when you look at the filtered pic above, it seems to form an
almost perfect 3D tilted circle. Make of this what you will
The final slightly perplexing thing is the "mist" or shape below, which seems to form a sort of "neon light" Question Mark symbol ( ? ) again in an
almost perfect fashion. I have no idea how you'd get that on there. Cool co-incidence or clever trickery? I dunno... Possibly a secondary reflection
of the main object, but its angle seems to be 15 degrees or so to the opposite direction of the other.
Note: This image helps you see the taller plants dotted nearby, and the object at grass/ground level, and it does look like a piece of ground level
grass/tuft is overlapping the bottom.
Flagged though cos it's a cool image, good thread...and I'm "into" balls of light in fields at the moment, so relevant personally, thank you!
edit on 5-7-2017 by markymint because: (no reason given)