Australian ufo
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Posted: July 29, 2010

Date: April 18, 2010
Time: 1:08 p.m.
Location of Sighting: South Perth, Perth Western Australia
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of Objects: 1
Shape of Objects: Cigar shaped, disc shaped?
Full Description of Event/Sighting: On the 18th April, 2010, I attended the Red Bull Air Race in Perth, Western Australia. I am an amateur photographer, and was keen to get some shots of the show from the southern side of the river facing the city.

I took over 200 shots on the day, and whilst I noticed nothing at the time, I later found an object in 3 of the shots during post processing of the photographs (I saw nothing at the time, however given the speed of what appears in the shot, and with the viewfinder of my camera up to my eyes for much of the day, I wouldn't expect to see anything).

Australian ufo
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The photos were taken at 1.08pm, according to the camera timer. I took 3 photos in less than 1 second total, in accordance with the Canon 500D DSLR specs. Each of the 3 photos was taken at 1/80th of a second, in both JPEG and RAW format.

The 3 photos show a stationary news helicopter on the left, and a competitor's plane in the centre which appears to hardly move in the 3 shots despite traveling at speed vertically, such was the speed of the 3 photos taken.

The object in the background (or is it a small object close to the lens?) baffles me. It appears to be moving very fast. It is either large, distant and extremely fast moving, or just the opposite. It appears to have no tail such as a meteor might have, and in fact may also be traveling in a slightly upwards direction.

Australian ufo
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The photos were taken into the sun with a polarizer filter on, and with smoke haze from the aircraft, they did not turn out like I would have liked. My only adjustments to them, however, relate to color and contrast, with no changes to the object in question itself.

This is the first time I have reported the photos as a sighting. A while ago I sent them to a Ufologist in Australia and the conclusion was that they may be an insect up close, in the absence of any other information. I have my doubts however, to me it looks large, fast and distant. For that reason I have decided to report what I have, and let others decide.