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thescottandrew
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Feb 10, 2010 16:45 |  #1

This weird thing showed up in the background of one of my photos, can anyone explain what it is? The picture was taken with a Canon PowerShot Sd1000.

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Feb 10, 2010 17:06 |  #2

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Feb 10, 2010 17:10 |  #3

Dust very close to the camera reflecting the flash. It's so large because it's very out of focus. If you want to prove it, pound on some seat cushions and then take a flash picture with a small digital camera where the lens and flash are very close.


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Feb 10, 2010 17:11 |  #4

Whatever it is.. it must be chasing you. It's in your avatar too


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Feb 10, 2010 17:12 |  #5

It's your flash reflecting off some dust in the air. Simple as that I'm afraid!




  
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Feb 10, 2010 17:47 |  #6

maderik wrote in post #9583984 (external link)
Dust very close to the camera reflecting the flash. It's so large because it's very out of focus. If you want to prove it, pound on some seat cushions and then take a flash picture with a small digital camera where the lens and flash are very close.

It was on a tripod, and it was a taken in a series of three shots. This was the second in the series of three, the first and third shot do not contain this weird image. Also, the flash was not used, only ambient lighting.



  
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Feb 10, 2010 17:51 |  #7

It almost looks like the top of a wine bottle or a flashlight. It's very dark and lacks detail. It's odd it just showed up, it must have been in the frame though.


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Feb 10, 2010 17:58 as a reply to  @ Chet's post |  #8

A peep hole in your front door allowing a circle of light in?
(That's happened to me before)




  
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Feb 10, 2010 17:59 |  #9

no peep hole



  
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Feb 10, 2010 18:36 |  #10

Some people call it an orb!




  
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Feb 13, 2010 07:11 |  #11

Its a ghost golf ball...from a deleted scene from "Poltergeist".

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Feb 13, 2010 09:37 |  #12

ball lightining? My pal Casper?
whatever it si I think it wants your attention :)


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Feb 13, 2010 09:58 |  #13

Would have helped to see the whole picture.


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Feb 13, 2010 12:20 |  #14

The moonlight reflected off some swamp gas.




  
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Feb 13, 2010 12:35 |  #15

Ha ha - I used to get the 'orb' thing a lot when I was living in a 14th century house. Visitors thrilled to the idea that it might be haunted. One friend even insisted that she could see faces in the 'orbs'.

I didn't discourage it, I preferred people to think my house was haunted rather than realise I was a bit lax with the dusting!




  
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