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Old Mar 4, 2006, 10:06 AM   #1
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i took this in our front room trying some differnt modes just messin really and i noticed this orb on the pic. shots taken in this room have this strange orb in them varying in size and position i thought it was dust and the flash had caught it but after speaking to other people about this it could be spirits so im not sure what they are wether its dust ,spooks or something on the lense just wondered what you thought of it cheers for looking
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Old Mar 4, 2006, 10:13 AM   #2
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I am guessing the light from the flash is reflecting off the TV (or one of the other highly relective surfaces) and hitting the lens.* Try putting on a lens hood and see if happens.
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Old Mar 4, 2006, 12:19 PM   #3
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I find these Orbs fascinating. An image search for Orbs on Google brings some amazing pics. Obviously there are some photographic instances when this is likely to occur, but it is those that are not so easily explained that fascinate me.

This site is worth a visit too:

http://www.paranormalplus.com/new_page_6.htm

. . . and here's a pic I took a while back (taken with lense hood on).
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Agree with Rhino - Being picked up from the flash in my opinion - see these sort of orbs on your sunglasses all the time, no matter how clean they are, and especially in bright sunlight around reflective surfaces.
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Old Mar 4, 2006, 1:28 PM   #5
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its a spirit..

i see them all the time in my shots, interestingly they appear to be the spirirts of dead moths and they seem to be haunting me.. weird eh?
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[align=center]Amazing Moth Facts[/align]
I just read that there are 200,000 species of butterflies and moths on Earth, with only 120,000 species having been identified. That's 80,000 species waiting to be discovered. But . . .

"Unfortunately, due to continued use of pesticides and loss of prime habitat, many species will disappear completely before they are discovered. This is particularly ironic when you consider some of the truly astounding survival techniques these remarkable creatures have developed."
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It's got to be the light reflecting. It only ever happens when flash is used (at least, I've never seen it otherwise).

Just out of curiosity, how do we know there are 80,000 species to discover? Surely we don't know what we don't know?
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frenchy wrote:
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Just out of curiosity, how do we know there are 80,000 species to discover? Surely we don't know what we don't know?
good point frenchy!! hehehe
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Old Mar 4, 2006, 5:18 PM   #9
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[align=center]MOTHBALLS ![/align]
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Old Mar 4, 2006, 7:04 PM   #10
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When there is a very bright spot in the picture, this effect shows up a lot. The surface of the CCD is fairly reflective, and when the angles are just right, the light reflects from the CCD to the lens and back to the CCD as one or more of these blobs. Not much to do to prevent it other than keep the aperture small, and not use flash when there are reflective elements in the scene.

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