What IS It??? (astronomy sky ). Photo by Feather3
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What IS It???

Uploaded by: Feather3

Monday October 29, 2012

Fort Bragg, CA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: I watched this whitish thing sink slowly down in the eastern sky about fifteen minutes ago. At first I thought it was a cloud but as it started sinking, I realized it was something else, so I grabbed my camera, went back outside and started shooting before it dipped below the houses to my east. I wish I had gotten a better shot, but I think it was either a meteor or space junk....

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6. Feather3
5:14 PM GMT on October 30, 2012
Quoting pegpics:
LOL!!!...I blew a hubcap yesterday morning, wondered where it ended up!


LOL... yeah, it flew all the way over here (you're so silly *wink*)
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5. pegpics
12:07 PM GMT on October 30, 2012
LOL!!!...I blew a hubcap yesterday morning, wondered where it ended up!
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4. minou
3:29 AM GMT on October 30, 2012
very interesting!
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3. Feather3
8:16 PM GMT on October 29, 2012
Quoting beanhead:
It's bizarre, for sure! Wish I could help ID it.


thanks for commenting. It really struck me as odd. I was on the phone with a friend of mine who is visiting Massachusetts right now (fortunately she is in Springfield, in the west, and not on the coast), and I was standing on the front porch when I saw it. The sky at the time was perfect; not a cloud anywhere... I went out a bit later after getting the shots and the sky was getting cloudy... so whatever it was, it's gone now.... waiting to see if anyone else saw it.... sure was weird, watching it go down, down, down......
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2. beanhead
8:12 PM GMT on October 29, 2012
It's bizarre, for sure! Wish I could help ID it.
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1. Feather3
7:58 PM GMT on October 29, 2012
yeah. I know, it's not the best shot.... but I watched this thing moving down... not a plane. I've tried blowing it up and doing high pass scans over it in PS to no avail....
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Feather3

Have lived on the Mendocino coast of California for almost 30 years. I have sold some photos, so I guess that makes me a freelance professional? :)I hope you enjoy these! My passion in art is drawing in pen and ink: birds. I have severe carpal tunnel that, while it seems to be getting better, has made it difficult to draw the smaller, finer details I was used to doing before - so in 2006, I took up photography and in July of 2013, the FujiFilm FinePix HS25EXR and later, the NIKON D3200 came into my life :) - they are amazing pieces of equipment, but on August 5, 2015, I received my much longed-for Canon EOS... it's the 5DS R! And, I now have a Tamron 150-600mm lens! WOOT WOOT! No more camera-envy! .......In early 2012, I was diagnosed with a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type III; a genetic anomaly that for some women, hits hard with the natural hormonal changes of life, affecting the joints, contributing to chronic pain and chronic tendonitis, as well as osteoarthritis.... so I get out less and less often, but am very thankful for the days I can get out. In May of 2014, my partner and I bought a house on an acre out in the redwood forest.... so a lot of my photos will and have been, of our little place.... in October of 2014, my partner and I got married! :) He is a literal answer to prayer.... As a former wildlife rehabilitator (1986-2003), I frequently will receive calls to rescue wild birds - there are a few shots of these in my gallery, but I prefer to catch and turn in to a local vet or another rehabber, or catch and release, as the case may be, without a lot of stress to the critter by taking photos of an injured, scared animal. In my life I have also been a naturalist for a local nature center and have led nature hikes to identify area plant life as well as wildlife. It is from this perspective that I enjoy sharing my photos of the same, not having had the pleasure during my short stay at the nature center, but loving it all nonetheless. I think WunderGround is a lot of fun and have been enjoying this site tremendously - meeting other photog's from all over the world is one of the best - but seeing their photos! WOW! :)

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