Full Moon Orbs

Full Moon Orbs Cheyenne MacMasters

The full moon brought me out of the house this evening to quest for orbs. My personal orb, good old tear drop, awaited me on the upper left of my photo as usual.

Full Moon Orb Cheyenne MacMasters

Full Moon on the right rises over the mountain, orb on the left with a surprising reflection.

Agave orbs Cheyenne MacMasters

When questing for orbs in my neighborhood, I always look to see who is floating above the agave stalks.

agave orb Cheyenne MacMasters

Looks like a moon, this orb on a branch.

chinaberry orb Cheyenne MacMasters

Always hopeful, this is a first, an orb among the Chinaberry trees.

orbs view Cheyenne MacMasters

The night begins to darken as orbs fly high over Bisbee, Arizona.

Happy Full Moon everyone!

For those of you who are new to this blog, or would like to refresh your memory as to what orbs are, perhaps this will help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/photographing-orbs/

26 thoughts on “Full Moon Orbs

  1. I love these, Cheyenne. It is somehow reassuring to know that they are here with us. It’s as if they are looking out for us. Have you ever had that thought?



    1. Thanks for your comment, Margo. Yes, ever since “Good Old Tear Drop” followed me home from downtown one evening, always on the upper left of my photos (was in at least 3 photos that night), I do think the orb spirits take an interest in us. In fact, that was the night I saw you at a gallery opening!


  2. Not only do I love to see the orbs your photos capture, but I so enjoy the glimpses into your landscape and plant life, so very different from my current place on the planet! Thanks so much for the shares, Cheyenne!


    1. I’m still wondering about the reflection, Therese. It’s not a street lamp, and it has all the inner features of an orb, but what the reflection surface is I don’t know.


    1. I looked again at the orb reflection photo and compared it to the street lamp. Still seems to be an orb. Perhaps the zoomed in lens causes a reflection. Have you tried brightening your photos and lowering the contrast in the editing software? That always reveals more orbs than I initially saw in my photos.


        1. Let’s just say photo software. Photoshop gives the impression that we’re implanting orbs. All that is needed is to brighten the image and lower the contrast so that we can see what is already there.


  3. I’m late! Arrgh!

    Thanks for another update, Cheyenne. I guess these orb accompanied the full moon. And sure they look beautiful! Do you think I’ll find them here…someday?


    1. What kind of camera are you using, Uzoma? If it has a CCD sensor (usually cameras less than $500) then it is sensitive to orbs. More expensive cameras have CMOS sensors that censor out most orbs.

      Also, you’ll need to get over any aversion you might have to flash photography because the orbs are stimulated by the flash and use it to fluoresce back at the camera. They like enthusiasm and passion. Next time you’re at an outdoor party with talkative people take their picture…


      1. Sorry I’ve not been able to reply. Time is now running faster than Usain Bolt. Okay…

        Um, I don’t have a good camera. I think the brand is Cannon but I’ll have to check the manual to see what you mean. I’m always fascinated by your posts about these orbs. That’s why I want to see them too.


      2. Good to hear from you, Uzoma. My camera is a Canon, and so is the camera used by one of my guests, Naturesnippets, who is getting those fantastic cloud orbs. Most important element to getting orb photos is to set your intention and simply start taking flash photos at night. I just use the automatic settings with the flash. Naturesnippets has a night time setting with flash. Good luck!


  4. Here’s a beauty of a surprise blue orb — found only when working on the photos later. The area is an archaeological site known as ‘Hojas de Jaboncillo’ near Portoviejo Ecuador. Sorry it took so long to retrieve the image and share it with you!



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