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Any way you can enhance this photo from DC?

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posted on Apr, 8 2007 @ 08:07 PM
I was in DC over the past week for a business trip. One day in the afternoon after the training session myself and a co-worker went to downtown DC to take some photographs.

The following picture was taken at 4:55 pm on April 4, 2007.
It has been unaltered with the exception of adding a copyright mark.

Below the copyright mark you will see....something?

I would love to know what this thing is. If you can enhance the image to prove it is a bird, a plane, hell even a speck of dust, PLEASE do so!

I did not notice this object when I took the picture. I only realized this was in the picture AFTER I started showing my pictures with family during Easter today.

For comparison, here are a couple other pictures I took while I was down there:

The above picture is a plane flying past the Washington Monument. Yes, I was attempting to take the picture of the plane. The photo was taken at 4:56 PM on the same day.

The above picture is another picture of the Capitol. You can see below my copyright mark a bird. No I did not know the bird was in the picture until after reviewing this photo. The photo was taken at 6:27 PM on the same day, from a different angle.

Once again, I would absolutely LOVE a reasonable explanation for this object.

A little more info on the original photo:
180 dpi
2592x1944 pixels
bit depth 24
Shutter Speed 1/202 sec.
Lens Aperture F/4
Focal Length 59 mm
Exposure Time 1/200 sec.

Taken with a Canon PowerShot S2 IS

[edit on 8-4-2007 by phantomm]

posted on Apr, 8 2007 @ 09:29 PM
A few shots that I tried to enhance from the original photo:

Detect Edges:

Detect Horizontal Edges:

posted on Apr, 8 2007 @ 11:28 PM
Actually, Ken, that's a pretty good enhancement in your second post.

Blunt end with a small sharp protrusion to the left. Longer swept protrusion to the right. Possible small protrusion in the middle of the bottom edge.

All the hallmarks of a bird flying to left, IMHO.

[edit on 4/8/2007 by eaglewingz]

posted on Apr, 26 2007 @ 10:22 AM
It could be because I'm at work (yay procrastination!) but I can't see the pictures, neither the links or the embedded images in the other post.

posted on Apr, 26 2007 @ 12:27 PM
it appears to have disappeared.... *gasp*

posted on Apr, 26 2007 @ 12:32 PM
Yep... those links are dead
Can you repost them?

posted on Apr, 26 2007 @ 12:32 PM
Apparently the OP has removed the images from their Photobucket account ... wonder why?

With that being case, it seems there's nothing more to discuss, research or debate here.

I guess the only thing to do at this point is ...


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