Up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s a meteor.
And let’s just throw in a bit of bioluminescence for good measure.
That’s exactly what Vincentia photographer Maree Clout managed to capture at Jervis Bay last Wednesday night.
Along with Corinne Le Gall, whose superb photograph of bioluminescence on display in Jervis Bay featured in Wednesday’s South Coast Register, Ms Clout spent three nights last week trying to capture the natural phenomenon.
During one of her 15-second exposures Ms Clout also managed to capture a meteor among the star laden night sky.
“It was just this huge green fireball streaking across the sky,” she said.
“It was quite slow. I have seen faster ones.
“It was really green and as it burnt out at the end sparks were coming off it.”
She said it was a real “I-hope-I-got-that moment”.
“My hands were shaking as I pressed the review button and there it was in all its glory.
“Quite often when you look at a photo it may not be as good as you hoped. But this looked great.”
Ms Clout has previously captured a meteor at Bolong while doing a night sky shoot but said this photo was the result of hours of painstaking time and great investigative work by Corinne.
Maree’s stunning photo was shot using a Canon 6D on a tripod, with a Canon 16-35mm lens with a 15 second exposure at 2.8 with an ISO of 2000.