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The crater at Haleakala, Maui. Just after sunrise. I was taking a series of sequential pictures to put together for a panoramic picture. Starting at the left side of the crater and going to the right side of the crater. I took three shots taking a total of 13 seconds to complete the series of shots. When I reviewed the pictures I noticed a spot on all three shots. I thought I had dust on my lens. I checked my lens and cleaned it. I took three more shots and when I reviewed them no spots.
When I got home from our vacation, I downloaded all of our pictures into my computer and started to select the ones I wanted to print and frame. When I was selecting the ones from Haleakala, I remembered the spots and looked at the pictures carefully. That's when I noticed the spot wasn't in the same area of the picture it was moving across the picture, which proved to me it wasn't a dust particle and the last shot there was a trail. As if it was moving very fast and away from me. I checked the shutter speed and it was 1/1307. I figured that, for what ever it was to leave a trail at that shutter speed it had to be moving very fast. A lot faster than a jet.
Of course I showed a lot of people the pictures, in sequence and tried to explain the spots movement and everyone laughed at me.
I have attached the pictures. Maybe someone can shed some light as to what it was I caught that morning.
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