Light artifact?

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  1. ninethousand

    ninethousand TPF Noob!

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    I shot this one this afternoon with my brand new 70-300 and got this weird green artifact from the bright lights, or at least I assume that is what they are. I have never seen something quite like this, so what I'm wondering is if anyone knows what would cause this and what I could do to avoid it in future. I know I could clone it out pretty easily, but to be honest, the photo isn't especially inspired, so I don't think it's worth the effort and I prefer to get this stuff right in camera as much as possible. Here's the picture:

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    I increased saturation and contrast a bit to make the spots stand out a little more, but besides that I didn't do much in terms of PP. Here are the exposure details:
    1/250 s
    f/5.6
    ISO 200
    150 mm

    Thanks!
     
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    I am guessing lens flare. It can be controlled with strategically placed black cards. Or work it into the photo.
     
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    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Reflection from lens element surface.
     
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    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    are you using an uncoated UV filter on the end of your lens? my filters often produce glare.

    Your lens should have some sort of a coating on it anyway to eliminate that.
     

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