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/


About orbphotog

Born in the West, I studied photography and painting at the School of Visual Arts in New York City before being drawn back home to the open skies of western living. My camera is always close at hand to capture changing light and to record what catches my eye. However, it is my recent discovery of being able to see orbs through the medium of digital photography that has sparked my passion for photographing the night. All photographs in this blog are copyrighted by me. Occasional photos by guests are copyrighted by the photographer. Please contact if you would like to order prints.

24 responses »

  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?



    • 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!


  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?


    • 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…


      • 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.


      • 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!


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