Beyond the focal point, $f$, a convex lens only forms real image. However, I see an inverted virtual image of a distant object when looking at the lens from a distance.
If the image of the distant object converges near the focus and then diverges from that point towards our eyes then the image should appear to be in mid air, but it isn't. It's appears to be in the lens.
Why is that so?
Edit: if the image is from mid air it should look like a hologram doesn't it. But it doesn't look like one.