A couple of weeks ago, my daughter and her boyfriend were outside of where she lives taking pictures of the clouds. They didn't see anything unusual
with their eyes, but when they examined the pictures this is what they saw. This was actually during the afternoon in bright daylight, my daughter
darkened the pictures to make them show up better. Have you ever seen anything like this before?
a reply to: Mianeye
Yes, I'm sure. She said they were standing out in the yard taking pictures of the clouds and this is what showed up in the pictures. I suppose it
may have been a droplet, I will ask her if she checked. I think the oddest thing is those little pinpoints of light or whatever on each sphere.
If she was randomly pointing and each photo picked up the article/image it means the lens is causing the flare. Otherwise each photo ended up with the
same article wherever she shot the image, which is unlikely.
Thanks for finding that, I read through a bunch of the posts, a lot of people think it is a lens flare, but can't seem to explain the little dots. I
found it really interesting, too, that WhyamIhere says he saw one with his own eyes.
As for the idea of a spot of water on the lense, that's probably not likely. I talked to my daughter since this post, she said she used her phone to
take the picture. She more than likely pulled it out of her pocket to take the picture, it doesn't seem likely that it was wet and it wasn't raining
You are very welcome. As to the conclusions that were drawn, I don't think a consensus was reached really. Because the poster you were talking about,
who said they had seen it, well that doesn't fit the conclusion very well. And the dots, I don't remember any particular explanation about the
But I guess, as with most anomalies, the mystery will remain for some.
What does SEEM to be excluded now though is that it was something specific to one type of lens, as the other photos were apparently taken with a
camera, and these were taken with a phone.
a reply to: Jonjonj
You do make some good points. I agree with you that the dots don't seem to be explained very well. And to me, every example of lens flare that was
shown in that other post really didn't look at all like these orbs. I did find that thread very interesting though. I did not expect to see another
example of those spheres that were just like the ones I posted, that's freaky!
I have quite a few of those in some pictures. Mostly they show up in low light or darkness and I've come to the conclusion that they are water
droplets some rain drops, some tiny droplets in the fog, snow flakes or other floating debris (dust, pollen, insects) that the camera flash hits.
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