Photo Quiz: What in the world is that?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Laird Knox, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Laird Knox macrumors 68000

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    What are the strange lines in the bottom right corner of this picture?

    Hint: It isn't what you think it is.

    Please excuse the poor exposure. This was simply a test shot for composition. The ISO was pushed to the max so I could quickly set the framing. (28mm, ISO 25,600, f 2.8, 4 sec)
     

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  2. TheDrift- macrumors 6502a

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    It looks like some kind of flying bird/insect? but seeing as you said its not what i think it is...i'd have no idea?
     
  3. ijohn.8.80 macrumors 65816

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    Looks something like a feather to me. Is it the leg of a moth?
     
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  5. Laird Knox thread starter macrumors 68000

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    OK, I obviously don't know what you think it is. ;)

    I can't see anything but a centipede. When the image was displayed on the back of the camera I jump a little. :eek:

    You guys are much better at this than I am. It was actually a bat. It seems that the modulation on the LED light and with the ISO turned up so high it gave a strobe effect to the wings.

    It is a poor photo but a neat capture. :)
     
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    That is a neat capture, with the rocky landscape and stary sky it looks like this shot was taken on another planet... one with flying centipedes :D
     
  8. Laird Knox thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Haha, that sounds like a good B-movie. "Planet of the Giant Flying Centipedes"
     
  9. Sylon macrumors 68020

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    I don't think it's a centipede. Considering this was a long exposure shot, it was probably just some random flying bug fluttering by the camera lens.
     
  10. Laird Knox thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You are correct. As I said above it was a bat. I just liked the idea of a movie about space centipedes. :D
     
  11. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    cool image...I was thinking a dragonfly or some fluttering thing...anyway, found out reading on, so cool.
     
  12. kallisti, Aug 21, 2013
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    Fun thread. I have a soft spot for "photo puzzles."

    I posted a thread about a year ago with some photos of common objects taken out of context (usually macro).

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1376605

    I let the thread die and didn't really follow up. While I focused on macro in the thread, would be interesting to see images from varied shooting conditions of subjects that aren't immediately identifiable.

    Could be a the topic for an interesting thread....
     
  13. ijohn.8.80 macrumors 65816

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    I joined after that one and missed it altogether. You've got to resurrect that one. It was a great read. :)
     
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