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Please search google for "lens flares".
The spatial distribution of the lens flare typically manifests as several starbursts, rings, or circles in a row across the image or view. Lens flare patterns typically spread widely across the scene and change location with the camera's movement relative to light sources, tracking with the light position and fading as the camera points away from the bright light until it causes no flare at all. The specific spatial distribution of the flare depends on the shape of the aperture of the image formation elements.
reply to post by SgtHamsandwich
Well, these possibilities did come to mind first, of course... but as I said, the thing that puts that into question for me is that two photos, taken literally seconds apart, without change in lighting, placement, camera settings or flash, came out so different. Do you have a hypothesis that explains this?
I am just curious, and would appreciate any sort of input anyone wishes to throw on the table!
I got it as large as the re-sizer would allow. Now, hit the control and + keys at the same time to enlarge this pic. You should be able to see it clearly.
Do you see the face? He/she is looking toward the upper right. I see eyebrows, eyes, and a big smile.
Happy little spirit.
edit on 12/28/2013 by sled735 because: add comment