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H4wkeye
2009-May-16, 06:02 PM
So i was sitting in my yard looking at the sky.Ive spotted a really cool looking cloud that was looking different then the rest.So i went inside grabbed my cam and went back out.Ive took a couple of pics on various zoom levels.And then after 2nd pic,ive waited about 1 sec zoomed up to max optical zoom,snapped another and thats when i spotted this weird object above the cloud.I immediately looked up and there was nothing.No birds,planes....Here are the photos.
This is the 2nd photo
http://i39.tinypic.com/261lok6.jpg

And this is the 3rd photo taken just a few seconds after this one,
on it you can see this object.
http://i42.tinypic.com/spxkzq.jpg

The exposure was 1/60 of a second,so i dont think it was a bird unless its a pterodactyl.Heres a pic where you can see the bird,its not looking like that.There is about 4 around the plane.
http://i43.tinypic.com/331oaqt.jpg

Also my camera lens is clean,i've cleaned it 2 days ago.
Any ideas??Cuz i got none.:confused:

Sam5
2009-May-16, 07:44 PM
It's a flying bug. This is the way some flying bugs photograph on a digital camera.

slang
2009-May-16, 07:45 PM
Maybe a bug, mosquito, or just something small carried in the wind. Could that be two small insect wings on the right side of the object?

ETA: Duh.. beaten to the punch. That's what I get for double checking the pic. :)

Sam5
2009-May-16, 07:54 PM
ETA: Duh.. beaten to the punch. That's what I get for double checking the pic. :)

That was just luck on my part. :) I'm rarely fast enough to get the first response posted. :)

H4wkeye
2009-May-16, 08:12 PM
Yea thats what i thought too.Haha kinda funny i mean catching a bug in the pic...cuz its small and flies so fast...good trigger timing i guess lol xD

a1call
2009-May-16, 08:54 PM
It's most likely a rod (whatever that/they is/are). Google rods and check the image results. They are controversial and probably ATM. I have photographed them myself too. They could be bugs but they are very fast. they leave a streak on a frame of a movie clip which is usually 1/30th of second long. They are not crafts. I have seen them in travel movie clips in the background next to people which means they are bug size.

ETA:

The World's Fastest Flying Insect (http://www.australianfauna.com/desertlocust.php)

33 km/h = 33000/3600 m/s = 9.2 m/s = .3 m/sx30 (30 cm per frame) = 15 cm per 1/60 of second exposure


It is said that other insects would probably fly faster than this insect, but have not been accurately measured.

Caglow
2009-May-16, 10:36 PM
It's most likely a rod (whatever that/they is/are). Google rods and check the image results. They are controversial and probably ATM. I have photographed them myself too. They could be bugs but they are very fast. they leave a streak on a frame of a movie clip which is usually 1/30th of second long.


That was on the Discovery Channel once who showed it to be just an "artifact" created by a fast moving object. The streaks are made in the same way star trails are.

The image is most likely just a bug. I've taken many similar photos in the past which streaks from mosquitos.

a1call
2009-May-16, 11:07 PM
I agree in principle but not about the species.


mosquitos' can travel up to 1-2km per hour.

Source (http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_flight_speed_of_a_mosquito)

That would be less than a centimeter per 1/60 of a second. The proportions of the streak don't quite match unless you consider hand/camera motion. But there are images with streaks with background not in motion blur. I agree it is probably some insect but most instances are probably faster than a regular mosquito.

A fly (http://www.flypower.com/facts.html) would fit the bill better. :)

PraedSt
2009-May-17, 11:08 AM
A fly (http://www.flypower.com/facts.html) would fit the bill better. :)
That's one of the wackiest sites I've come across.

The key to any successful FlyPower project is the ability to secure a proper "engine". In this case, a fly.

One of the beautiful things about FlyPowered aircraft is that we have an almost inexhaustible supply of the little critters, the trick is to find them and handle them with the tenderness and respect that is befitting any sophisticated piece of machinery.

For those of you who have dogs, finding flies should be no problem, and if you live on a horse farm, you may want to consider going into the business of being an Official Fly Engine Resource Center. Contact FlyPower for more details on how to become an authorized reseller of Fly Engines.:lol:

H4wkeye
2009-May-17, 01:26 PM
Great thanks for the answer guys :D