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flipster103 Forum Member • Posts: 70
Took pictures of the sky at night, creepy thing

I was outside at night trying to take pictures of the sky. When I looked at my camera, I was surprised to see what I saw. It's a light near the top of the picture and it's creepy. What is it..

beshannon Veteran Member • Posts: 4,216
Re: Took pictures of the sky at night, creepy thing

A planet? A star? A satellite? A plane?

What is creepy?
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Re: Took pictures of the sky at night, creepy thing

I guess its a lens flare from whatever the light is from the bottom of your picture

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Great Bustard Forum Pro • Posts: 34,236
Cool looking lens flare!

Even has a 3D look to it! Or, am I mistaken -- is someone watching us? I had no idea Earth was interesting enough.

flipster103 wrote:

I was outside at night trying to take pictures of the sky. When I looked at my camera, I was surprised to see what I saw. It's a light near the top of the picture and it's creepy. What is it..

flipster103 OP Forum Member • Posts: 70
Re: Cool looking lens flare!

Here is a cropped look at it.. It's really scary what is it lol...

bnc_skc Regular Member • Posts: 106
Re: Cool looking lens flare!

Are you using a UV filter to protect your lens?

Filters will sometimes give you a reflection like the one in your photo. The reflection will always be located directly opposite the center point of the lens.
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flipster103 OP Forum Member • Posts: 70
Re: Cool looking lens flare!

No I don't have a UV filter on, but I still dont get why anyone else's pictures come out like that. I didn't take it directly in the light and what do you mean by its the opposite of the middle?

tatanka Contributing Member • Posts: 925
Re: Cool looking lens flare!

I don't know what it is, but it set a pretty big fire taking off.

Just lens flare...

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Skipper494 Forum Pro • Posts: 10,904
Re: Took pictures of the sky at night, creepy thing

Small plane.

nobius Forum Member • Posts: 95
Re: Took pictures of the sky at night, creepy thing

flipster103 wrote:

I was outside at night trying to take pictures of the sky. When I looked at my camera, I was surprised to see what I saw. It's a light near the top of the picture and it's creepy. What is it..

Inception.

Chris59 Forum Pro • Posts: 11,654
Lens flare, pure and simple.

flipster103 wrote:

Here is a cropped look at it.. It's really scary what is it lol...

The line going through the flare will connect with the out of image light source and pass directly through the middle of the image. This kind of flare is "best" seen with poorly coated lenses and/or long exposures.

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Its a brain-sucking space bat

That is a Greater Glowering Altair Space Bat. Should you be worried? Of course!

The bats are well-known for attracting the eye of bored photographers then travelling down the optical hyperspace link to your brain. Once inside, they suck out the juicy stuff, such as your thoughts about Gina Lollobrigida or the latest Nikon DSLR gizmo, into their 8th dimensional gut and eventually you are left in a somewhat intellectually-depleted condition so that you believe what's in newspapers or on Fox TV.

They are probably responsible, these bats, for that Tea Party as only someone with their brain bat-sucked could possibly take such an entity seriously!

But there is also a rumour that the Space Bats are being deliberately attracted to the American continent by The Dark Forces of Terrorism, living just over the horizon or possibly under the bed of The President.

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Simon97
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Re: Cool looking lens flare!

There apparently was a fairly bright street light just outside the frame of your camera. Looks to be a sodium vapor light due to the yellowish color. The light bounced off the lens elements and produced that flair. If you drew a straight line starting from that flair, through the center of the image, it would point directly to the source of that flair.

Other than that, it may be an atmospheric jelly fish alien creature finding a good field in which to make some crop circles.

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Re: Cool looking lens flare!

I think this proves there is life outside of our solar system.
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james b norman Senior Member • Posts: 2,094
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what you are seeing is the result of poor optical collimation of the lens system.
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Re: Took pictures of the sky at night, creepy thing

Collimate: to make (as light rays) parallel
Good word James.
Jules

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what you are seeing is the result of poor optical collimation of the lens system.
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it's a Chinese spy probe called MAO

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flipster103 wrote:

I was outside at night trying to take pictures of the sky. When I looked at my camera, I was surprised to see what I saw. It's a light near the top of the picture and it's creepy. What is it..

The under 50 crowd is not familiar with that phase.

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Re: It's A Bird....It's A Plane......(wait I forgot....)

E.T. coming back?
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Roger99 Veteran Member • Posts: 9,904
Cue the theremin... (nt)
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