Photography expertise please

What on earth is this???

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14/06/2012 at 23:18

<span style="font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 17px; text-align: left;">Snapping away at Abotsbury Swannery today but can any photographer tell me what this is rising out of the bench in the background please? Taken with a Nicon D5000 with Nicon zoom lense 55 - 200mm. Didn't notice anything at the time and its not on any other photo at the time either! Weird. Had to compress it for here so might not have much detail but wtf???

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http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/223573/gallery/what_is_this_rw.jpg?width=350

 

15/06/2012 at 03:33

Expect a visit from the 'Men in Black' anytime soon.

15/06/2012 at 06:28

ectoplasm ?

 

You know who you gotta call !!

Edited: 15/06/2012 at 06:29
15/06/2012 at 07:27

How did you have the image printed?

Don't know anything about cameras = is that a digital camera or not?

ok just googled - DSLR - so was this saved as a raw file or jpeg? Does it appear on the original file? Can you just save the area of black and blow that up?

Edited: 15/06/2012 at 07:33
15/06/2012 at 08:37

Its digital camillia.

This is the flickr link

15/06/2012 at 08:50

It is a beastie, a small insect.

15/06/2012 at 09:10

Thanks Martenkay. That seems to be the consensus on fb too. The world isn't coming to an end then. 

15/06/2012 at 09:21

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/411813/gallery/ufo.jpg?width=350

 

Wrong, it's a ufo.

Edited: 15/06/2012 at 09:23
15/06/2012 at 09:28

Amazing close up, could it be a bee with pollen, I adjusted it again and it does look like it's carrying pollen and I'm sure you can see part of it's face. But it has no legs

15/06/2012 at 10:59

Could it not be part of a tree in the immediate foreground - maybe a twig / branch that moved in the wind just as you were taking that particular photo?

seren nos    pirate
15/06/2012 at 11:14

definitely looks tree like....you can see a leaf

 

15/06/2012 at 11:32

Bit of tree, if you look at the upper RHS of the image there are branches of the same/similar overhanging forground tree. 

 

15/06/2012 at 11:41

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/411813/gallery/ufo_0.jpg?width=350


It's a ufo I tell you, you can even see the landing gear. It maybe disguised as a bug or a leaf but that's just the aliens being clever.

seren nos    pirate
15/06/2012 at 11:49

lol

15/06/2012 at 12:08

I agree with Ecoseal, its a tree branch in the foreground that has just crept into shot, you can make out the bark and it is also covered in lichen.

 

15/06/2012 at 12:47
Jeepers wrote (see)

Could it not be part of a tree in the immediate foreground - maybe a twig / branch that moved in the wind just as you were taking that particular photo?

Agree with this.I thought it was a bit of tree in the foreground and the close up makes it look even more so.

UFO would be more fun though!

ImRio    pirate
15/06/2012 at 12:50

Yep I agree with the tree consensus which would also explain why it isn't in any of the other shots

cougie    pirate
15/06/2012 at 12:53

Definitely looks like a branch to me from that Flickr link.  

You can see how easy it is to start UFO scares eh ?

15/06/2012 at 16:24

Brilliant, thanks everyone. A ufo disguised as a tree. I can rest easy now. 

 

15/06/2012 at 18:25

Interesting response from the Swannery itself:

 knew instantly what your 'phenomenon' is, as amazingly, we have had this happen before (although then it was believed by the photographer to be part of a ghostly woman's anatomy!). Judging from the angle of the photograph you must have taken this shot stood right next to (or at least just to the east of) the 'reed information hut' and the corner of the thatched roof on this building is what you can see in your photo.
Steve Groves, Deputy Swanherd.

PS - what a great job title, Deputy Swanherd.  

Edited: 15/06/2012 at 18:27
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