A few shots from my nightly strolls. Well, they're a bit more physical than strolls, but anyway.........................
I was using the Panasonic/Leica 12-60/2.8-4 lens with a lens hood. I was not using a filter maybe somehow a reflection from inside the lens? I really don't know. I have never had this happen before and I have shot a lot of images. Thanks for your thoughts.It's pretty fuzzy and I can't really zoom in enough to make it worthwhile. Maybe a balloon, but could be the sun glinting off something in the sky. Did you have a lens hood on? A filter? Maybe not flare as much as a reflection of the sun, maybe a reflection of the sun between the lens and filter?
Agree with the blurring, but if you look closely the shadowed area looks to be a duplicate of the original overlapped about halfway, but grey instead of yellow. Or, could that be a shadow on the clouds behind it?I think this is an actual physical object - it's roughly as blurred as the trees in the back, it's lighter on top and darker at the bottom because it casts a shadow on itself. I don't know of any possible phenomena inside the lens that would produce the same effects.
Adds to the reflection off the lens theory, but the color/shadow thing has me wondering.I would have been facing south, maybe slightly southeast.