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The sun was in front of the camera, above the top right corner of the frame, as indicated by the shadows on the headstones..
Having studied the photo in larger format, I'm inclined to agree with this. Having said that, however, I'm not sure I agree with lens flare!
I have one taken at The Ankerwycke yew which shows a bluish orb, and there was no sun at all! In fact it was quite an overcast day.
My first impression is lens refraction. I am not saying thats what it is but I also have had some beautiful 'orbs' such as this one, in bright sunshine, no flash, also in the house over the fireplace. There is a deep blue in the bluebells, and I also had blue flowers and again in the house bright blue vases, it could be a refraction but its also nice to think of it as a beautiful spirit.
Oh and while I think about it I have had a green orb appear under my dining table, in daylight hours and no idea what this is, will post it shortly for any comments anyone may have. I might add that my house does produce some weird orbs at times some but the green one is rare as are some pink ones.
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