What are orbs? Are they as random as snowflakes that melt upon first light or are they individuals who appear more than once? For this post I’ve gone through my photos and selected a few to look at a bit more closely to see if there are any identifying features.
On the left is the tear drop orb I photographed last night on my way home and wrote about in the Bisbee Orbs After 5 post.
Next is a close up of another tear drop that showed up further along my walk that looks remarkably similar to the first tear drop shape. Both have that little crater near the middle edge on the left. Both have a flat area on the bottom left. One might think I was being followed while looking for orbs. Perhaps they were keeping an eye on me.
The picture above shows a classic orb. This is a closeup of an orb that appeared in the Waiting for Amy Goodman post a couple of days ago. There is a texture to orbs that is easily identifiable when looking at orb photographs.
Orbs often come in clusters that are revealed in photographs by increasing the brightness and lowering the contrast, which is completely the opposite of what I like to do with my landscape and portrait photography.
Just for fun let’s look at the moon and an orb in the same photo:
And now the moon, a street lamp, the B on Bisbee’s mountain, and an orb:
Just in case you can’t tell, the moon is the bright light on the left.
For those of you who are new to this blog or would like to revisit the explanation as to what orbs are, this might be of help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/closeup-on-orbs/