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  • #2214
    ravnostic
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    I’ve been looking for these forevar. There was a nice picture of it in the paper at the time, as well. It wasn’t my picture. 🙄 These are. (it’s really only two, Cropped tighter consecutively in even steps)

    #37657
    ennuipoet
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    It’s a streetlight. 🙂

    #37660
    Farktographer
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    Swamp gas reflecting the moonlight?

    /edit to ask: How much did you zoom in to get that final shot? It’s impressive

    #37659
    nobigdeal
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    The Aliens had a birthday party and one of the young aliens let go of their alien balloon and it floated away from the mothership.

    #37658
    chupathingie
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    #37656
    Farktographer
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    Nice!

    Oh, you might want to keep one of these handy:
    http://xmb.stuffucanuse.com/xmb/image.php?&aid=1400&air-force-identification-chart.gif

    Wow! I was right?

    #37655
    ravnostic
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    Swamp Gas. Earth humor.

    //Love it!

    There are two shots. The first four above are at 70mm (Tamron 70-300mm). Starting with a native resolution of 3888×2492 full frame, I shrank to 480×720. The second shot I cropped proportionately so that the long side was equal to the previous short side. I progressed to the 4th image, then switched to the one at 300mm, and repeated the process. The last image is the 300mm at full resolution (i.e., no compression in the crop.)

    These were taken September 11, 2009. I clipped the article from the paper that described what it was exactly, but I’ve mislaid it since then. I’m just glad I found the pictures while archive diving! I’d thought I’d lost them.
    I suppose I could do the maths, but I’d wager a guess that the angular diameter was around 2-4 arc seconds. Something like that backlit by the moon would be incredible.

    #37654
    caradoc
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    NICE! The best I’ve done is:

    #37653
    ravnostic
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    Every bit as good, Caradoc, I just got lucky and noticed it after the sun had set (from my vantage point.) Did that happen to be the same one? Sept, 2009?

    #37652
    caradoc
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    June 11, 2009. There was a string of ’em, and every time I spotted one I didn’t have a chance to shoot it – except this one.

    (If you click on the image, you can look at the EXIF data – I keep mine visible for most images as I’m a moderator for the Flickr CLS group and it’s just easier to leave it enabled.)

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