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Anybody ever get Orbs in your pictures like this?
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Phyllis    Posted 08-03-2004 at 14:26:17       [Reply]  [No Email]

Just wondering if anyone else gets these things in their pictures, especially outside at night? What are they?

I know...    Posted 08-04-2004 at 03:05:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
It is the flash reflecting off of bugs in the air...



DigitalMat    Posted 08-03-2004 at 21:53:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've been a photography hobbyist for years, and just recently, my wife finally talked me into my own business. Over the years I have seen a lot of that. It looks like what's called "Lens Flare". It's caused by a bright light source that is at an angle to the lens, reflecting off of it. Have you seen professionals with a hood around the front of the lens? That keeps light from bouncing off the lens at the angle like that. Hope this helps.

Battleborn    Posted 08-03-2004 at 18:04:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ask Art Bell.

Phyllis    Posted 08-03-2004 at 16:42:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey, thanks for the replies, and the pics. Maybe we don't have spooks out here, after all. Whew!

Les, I'm a granny now!

Les    Posted 08-03-2004 at 17:55:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Congratulations! It's maybe the best job you'll ever have.
Is your dad still with you?

Phyllis    Posted 08-03-2004 at 18:41:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks. Yep, dad's still here and doing good. He'll turn 80 next year, and is sharp as a tack.

TB    Posted 08-03-2004 at 16:50:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have had rain and bugs cause the same effect. so I think your a long way from spooks. Congratulations Granny!

Les    Posted 08-03-2004 at 16:22:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Howdy, Phyllis. Long time, no post. Hope you're doing well.

TB    Posted 08-03-2004 at 16:12:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't know about your picture. But in mine it is the reflection of the flach off the snow crystals falling'

TB    Posted 08-03-2004 at 16:21:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
My guess would be that in those areas there is something shiney reflecting light back.

mojo    Posted 08-03-2004 at 15:38:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm not a photographer either, but I'd guess a longer exposure is showing stars and constellations that can't be seen by the naked eye. Just a guess!

Maggie/TX    Posted 08-03-2004 at 15:34:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Phyllis, do a search in paranormal sites. They have pictures with these kinds of orbs in them all the time. (yeah,I hang out in some strange places when I'm not here too.) Just do a google search on ghost hunters and you will probably find some sites with pictures just like yours.

Phyllis    Posted 08-03-2004 at 15:39:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I did look at some of those sites. That's what made me start wondering and getting that creepy feeling. I was hoping to find someone else who got the same things in their pics.

deadcarp -interesting    Posted 08-03-2004 at 15:18:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ever heard of calling beans "beef hearts" cuz that's what they'll be tomorrow? Well i've never actually seen a bee expel anything, but that's the first thing that came to mind. :)

egh    Posted 08-03-2004 at 15:14:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
i`m not a photographer but it could be dust particles or moisture on the lens being magnafied.

Phyllis    Posted 08-03-2004 at 15:25:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I thought possibly the flash scattering on dust or pollen. The lens is clean, and the camera's almost new. It's weird, because I can hardly ever take a pic outside at night without these things in them. I never heard anyone else talk about it, or maybe other people don't take pics at night. After seeing the first pics like this, I take them off and on at night, and they're almost always there.

Clem    Posted 08-03-2004 at 15:01:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do you live near Area 51?

Phyllis    Posted 08-03-2004 at 15:07:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nope, LOL. This is in my backyard. Anyone know what they are?

Gerrit PR    Posted 08-03-2004 at 15:27:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
My guess is dust. It happens to me all the time when I take pics at night. On brighter, daytime pic I see nothing..

Phyllis    Posted 08-03-2004 at 15:35:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
All right! Thank you. Glad I'm not the only one who gets these. I was beginning to wonder...

Gerrit PR    Posted 08-03-2004 at 15:52:44       [Reply]  [No Email]

This is why I think it's dust.. My friend Fred was sanding and there was dust everywhere..

Phyllis    Posted 08-03-2004 at 16:05:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for posting the pic. Have you gotten those in your pics when nothing is stirring up dust like his sander?

Gerrit PR    Posted 08-03-2004 at 16:25:15       [Reply]  [No Email]

Yeap, here is one..
It happens only on very dark backgrounds..

SusieQ    Posted 08-03-2004 at 15:42:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
And sometimes, a reflection occurs when a flash is used, something nearby casts a reflection, like when one takes a photo inside a house near a mirror.......

deadcarp    Posted 08-03-2004 at 16:26:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, flashes are tricky. Even in daytime, lotsa cameras like to flash and it seems to pick up & magnify anything like in these pictures ------- sp    Posted 08-04-2004 at 16:41:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ok..I can see dust..and bugs..definately snow..but does anyone but me see those last looking like either crosses or a reasonable facsimile there-of??

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