If you have a small digital camera (not the expensive one), more than likely you will capture things that cannot be seen by naked eyes. Mysterious circles  (Orbs) sometimes can be seen in digital photos. In photography this phenomena can be called backscatter, while for those who believe in Paranormal will firmly say that it is the image of an angel, spirit, or ghost.

According to Wikipedia:

The term backscatter in photography refers to light from a flash or strobe reflecting back from particles in the lens’s field of view causing specks of light to appear in the photo. This gives rise to what are sometimes referred to as orb artifacts. Photographic backscatter can result from snowflakes, rain or mist, or airborne dust. Due to the size limitations of the modern compact and ultra-compact cameras, especially digital cameras, the distance between the lens and the built-in flash has decreased, thereby decreasing the angle of light reflection to the lens and increasing the likelihood of light reflection off normally sub-visible particles. Hence, the orb artifact is commonplace with small digital or film camera photographs. (Wikipedia).

For myself, I don’t really care what the orbs that appeared in my digital photos are, I just  think that some of them are really beautiful and colourful.

The photo of orbs taken during blood moon eclipse this month October 8, 2014. The orange circle was the moon itself during the full eclipse. The visibility of the eclipse in Melbourne was poor because of cloudy condition. The photo was taken just seconds before the blood orange moon completely disappeared behind low clouds.

Blood Moon Oct. 8 – 2014 The orange circle in the middle is the moon and there is a large blue orb on the right side.

Brilliant colours of Blue Orb during moon eclipse October 8, 2014

Brilliant colours of Blue Orb during moon eclipse October 8, 2014. Digitally enhanced.

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 A colourful pentagon shape captured on very cloudy morning of February 13, 2007 :

Cloudy Morning August 9, 2010

Cloudy Morning February 13, 2007

Colourful Pentagon shape

Colourful Pentagon shape

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These ones are rays of bright afternoon sun in our back yard:

Ray of afternoon Sun

Ray of afternoon Sun

Afternoon Sun

Afternoon Sun

Back in December 23, 2005 when we saw a very strange white dancing lights in sky, the photos that were taken of the many little white lights that were moving around showed very different images in the form of orbs.

Taken on Cloudy night December 23, 2005

Taken on Cloudy night December 23, 2005

Orb Close-up

Close up Orb, digitally enhanced

My writing about the Strange Dancing Lights – December 23, 2005:

https://kiyanti2008.wordpress.com/2008/10/02/strange-dancing-lights/

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Update October 1, 2015.

Thank you Linda Pech for your suggestion to convert the images above into embossed style, and these are the results🙂 What do you think?

I am adding this update to upload some of  the images in embossed look, to see if they are solid/real object or just lens flares. If the images are of solid/real objects, they will show up, but if they are lens flares, they will not show up. These are the result after I converted the images in emboss:

Blood Moon - October 8, 2014

Blood Moon – October 8, 2014. The middle orange object was the moon eclipse. There is a large blue orb and many little ones.

Blue Orb

Blue Orb that showed up on the photo of the blood moon October 08, 2014

Orbs December 23, 2005

Orbs December 23, 2005

Clouds and Pentagon Orb

Clouds and Pentagon Orb

All the embossed photos above are clearly seen as raised object. Water particles???

While the photo of the sunlight reflection in between foliage of a tree shows nothing.

Sun light reflection behind a tree (sun flare)

Sun light reflection behind a tree (sun flare) did not show up in embossed style.