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My Christmas time photos were filled with orbs this year. I'd post them if it was just me in the photos, but most are of my mother with the kids and hubby. So I won't post them, as they might not appreciate their faces plastered on ATS. I'd like to say they were dust or lens flares, but I'm not certain that that is all they are.
"Orbs" are either dust partials, lens flares and occasionally insects. Generally this happens in a particular setting with low light and a flash being used on the camera. Looking at your photos, it appears to be the perfect setting for an "Orb" sighting.
Orbs explainededit on 12 28 2013 by SgtHamsandwich because: Added a link
Please search google for "lens flares".
LOL- when trying to open an exchange with others, I kinda hope others would feel motivated enough to input more than a one liner "hint" at what they'd like to share!
An extract from Wikipedia on lens flare (I know that isn't the best and most reliable source, it provides me with a take off point though) it says:
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.
So I still wonder how no change in position, environment, lighting or settings, can still produce such a difference? Perhaps you have an explanation to suggest?