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Old 06-21-2011, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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This is a picture that I took of my daughter about 10 years ago. I always assumed this was a water droplet close to the lense because of the rainbow reflection in it. I would be interested to know what people here thought it was.



I'll only keep the picture here for a day or so and then I will remove it.
Did you forget to post it?
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:13 PM
 
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Did you forget to post it?

Can't you see it? How come I can see it and you can't? I'll try a different way.

//www.city-data.com/forum/membe...76436-bree.bmp
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:16 PM
 
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Can't you see it? How come I can see it and you can't? I'll try a different way.
You have to post it to a photo sharing URL to display it to others. You see it because you have the photo on your machine.
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Central, IL
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How refractive is dust, really?
very , so is lint, pollen etc..
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:22 PM
 
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You have to post it to a photo sharing URL to display it to others. You see it because you have the photo on your machine.
Do you mean you still can't see it? I've never had trouble showing a picture from an album on my profile before. Oh well, not meant to be.
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:31 PM
 
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Oh, I know what the problem was, I had the picture set on "private". That might have stopped anyone else seeing it...

One last try...

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Old 06-22-2011, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Metromess
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It looks like an optical phenomenon caused by a light source of some sort which was off-axis (not in the photo) refracting through the lens elements. See the rainbow pattern? That happens all the time in photography if one is not careful.
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Yup that is exactly what it is...Here is an explanation of how it happens. Understanding Camera Lens Flare

I use a petal lens hood on my camera to minimize flare problems.
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Old 06-22-2011, 05:34 AM
 
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It never actually occured to me that it was something supernatural. I always assumed it was a drop of moisture on the lense reflecting the sun.

This is another one that is about the same size as that one but it doesn't have the rainbow effect, I thought it might be dust or pollen. I can guarantee no flash was used in either picture though so I assume the sun had something to do with this result.



These pictures were taken with an old film camera too, so that might be more conducive to that kind of flare maybe? Or maybe it's just that I'm a crap photographer...it's just point, click and hope for the best with me Lucky I have a camera now that requires no skill at all to take a good picture.

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Old 06-22-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I don't think film vs. digital would have anything to do with it. But I suppose it could have been caused by a drop of moisture. I've never had that happen, being basically hydrophobic (!).
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