Woman snapped sunbaking by real estate drone


In one hot off the press...

A BOARD showing a G-string-clad woman has been removed after she became the accidental attraction in a real estate advertising campaign for a house sale in Victoria, Australia.

An ambitious agent enlisted a drone to take an aerial photograph of the property, which includes a sweeping image of the beach.

“I heard a noise and then I saw this odd thing flying around and thought it was a kid’s toy. It hovered around and luckily I was face down at the time,” Ms Lingard said.

But Steve Walsh of Eview real estate defended the use of drones for aerial photography and says he did not realise Ms Lingard had ended up on the sale board.

“It’s something that Google does and people use that everyday,” Mr Walsh said.

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Mod notes: Privacy concerns aside, this touches on the use of drones by uncertified operators and flouting the regulations that genuine operators must abide by.  In all the reporting on the incident, none of the media has focused on this.  Also, this follows on from a recent television program that flouted the rules and let one of the presenters fly in an area where it shouldn't have happened.  CASA are investigating this as well, with one could only imagine, some serious repercussions for the operator.

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  • This spells trouble for Australian UAV operators. I have a beach house next to where this woman was photographed, and regularly fly fixed wing and multi copters in the area. Now that CASA is involved, that won't last long. 

  • @Euan - I'm in to Open Source software so I use the GIMP instead of Photoshop. The terms are slightly different. :-)

  • I come from Scotland (originally) so I'm not familiar with "Sun" per se. But is there a difference between sunbaking and sunbathing?
  • See, this is why you need to use a professional. They know how to use the 'topless sun bather' filter in PhotoShop.

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