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It is a type of lens flare known as ghosting. The brightest lights in the scene are reflected on the internal surfaces of your filter, lens, and possibly sensor stack. It produces a reversed and inverted reflection. The coatings on the lens elements do reduce the reflection somewhat, but due to the high intensity of the light source and to the part of the ...


They are definitely not due to chromatic aberration, which looks like colors "bleeding" around edges, red to one side and green/blue to the other. Most likely these are due to reflections between lens and/or filter elements, or lens flare. They seem to be images of the light sources at the top of the photo; you could check with calipers to see if they are ...

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