False Orb Pictures: Rain Orbs

This page was created to demonstrate that rain falling in front of the camera lens can reflect the camera's flash and appear as orbs. These photos show how raindrops appear to grow in size when the flash hits them, as they strike a bright reflection of light. Snow will also cause this similar effect. Nathalie sent us the first photo.

"I was taking pictures of the rain and every rain drop came out like orbs." - Kerri

We suggest that when trying to take paranormal photographs, it is best to do so when it is not raining or snowing outdoors. Also be aware of common causes of mists, such as snow melting in warmer temperatures (fog), waterfalls, fountains, creeks, etc., which can also produce false orb pictures from moisture.