Without the ability to travel to the location and do specific measurements of stationary objects to compare with focal lengths and other triangulation points, I cannot determine the distance of the object. However, it's level of atmospheric haze indicates to me it is of some distance away and of substantial size (perhaps even the legendary 40ft diameter is not out of the question)
What does that mean exactly?
By the way, how different from motion blur is atmospheric haze?
You're hanging your hat on this guy's supposed qualifications without knowing anything about him unless I'm mistaken. I haven't spent any time looking into him or his qualifications. I don't really care that much about this picture to bother with such things. I just find it fascinating that you seem to be jumping all over the 'defense' of this picture when nobody knows what it is. Are you incapable of understanding what I mean when I say "this is what it looks like to me, but I don't claim to know whether this is actually what it is." ?
Boon, may I ask what you mean here exactly? Are you stating that motion blur and atmospheric haze are very similar and can easily be confused with each other?
Also yes I think many of us go with what the 'expert' has said, to be honest all I have seen to date is people attacking him and not any of his points. Euphorbia keeps asking McG why does he trust him and that he should even prove him 'right' huh? Surely the experts can pick apart his points? that is the way it works isnt it?
One other quick point, If we use both pictures and 'pretend' that what we see is the UFO 30 seconds earlier. Surely some mathematics can be used to calculate approx speed or size??? Of course this is working of the premise that its the same object but it would be interesting.
Boon, I know you said it looks like a bug to you, BUT do you think that is what it is?