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9 Magical Pictures Of Hummingbirds’ Wings Shining Like Rainbows
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9 Magical Pictures Of Hummingbirds’ Wings Shining Like Rainbows

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Just when we think we’ve seen everything, nature finds another way to amaze us. Artist and photographer Christian Spencer was spending the day on his verandah in Rio de Janeiro when he noticed something wonderful. The sun striking the wings of a Jacobin hummingbird, producing a beautiful light prism effect. At that moment, it looked as if the small birdy was a tiny flying rainbow.

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Christian Spence captured the sun illuminating a black Jacobin hummingbird

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It created is a prism effect which makes it look as though the creature’s body is as colorful as a rainbow

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Image credits: christianspencerphoto

“There is no special technique, just diffraction of light through the wings of this special hummingbird”

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Image credits: christianspencerphoto

In 2011, Spencer captured the beautiul bird’s movements for a film called The Dance of Time. Since then, it has received 10 international awards as well as three best film honors. But there were more rainbow-colored hummingbirds to come. A few years later, Spencer revisited the subject. “I decided to try and photograph the same phenomenon created by birds’ wings with my camera,” he told My Modern Met. His latest creative endeavors resulted in a series called Winged Prism, and for Spencer, the beautiful photos reveal “a secret of nature that cannot be seen with our eyes.”

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Spencer said he didn’t use any digital manipulation while creating the series. “There is no special technique,” he explained, “just diffraction of light through the wings of these colorful birds.”

“Nobody ever could have ever dreamed that this was a reality. I receive emails every day from people across the world touched by these images.”

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People were completely mesmerized by the colors

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hummingbirds are some of the best things this planet has. (And it's a pretty darned amazing planet!)

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