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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

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

Image credits: christianspencerphoto

Image credits: christianspencerphoto

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

Image credits: christianspencerphoto

Image credits: christianspencerphoto

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

Image credits: christianspencerphoto

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.”

Image credits: christianspencerphoto

Image credits: christianspencerphoto

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.”

Image credits: christianspencerphoto

People were completely mesmerized by the colors

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Marcus Harvey
Community Member
3 years ago

My favourite type of bird became more beautiful!

Fixin'Ta
Community Member
3 years ago

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

miaow
Community Member
3 years ago

magical little angels !!! ^^

wusah
Community Member
3 years ago

So delicate and beautiful

Elise Pimenta
Community Member
3 years ago

That is truly beautiful and amazing work!! Gotta love the beautiful colors of the wings and the patience it must have taken to get these shots.

Linda Sellers
Community Member
3 years ago

I love Hummingbirds. These photos are spectacular and the colors are incredibly beautiful. Our planet has such breathtaking beauty. God does such nice work. Mankind needs to stop their destruction of our magnificant planet.

Magpie
Community Member
3 years ago

" There is no special technique" "just" exquisite observation and timing and patience. __ THANK YOU! this is beautiful. Sitting here with tears of beauty running down my hanging open mouth. THANK YOU.

Wolfie
Community Member
3 years ago

Wait there are tears coming out of your mouth?

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Taylor Coghill
Community Member
3 years ago

I want a tattoo of one now. These are so beautiful.

Debrina Blackmoon
Community Member
3 years ago

that WOULD make an AWESOME tattoo!

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
3 years ago

Stunning photography and beautiful little creatures! Would love to know what camera settings were used to get these shots.

Full Name
Community Member
3 years ago

The fastest shutter speed your camera can handle. In this case, if it was a professional camera, probably 1/8000 sec. Consumer cameras can usually get up to 1/4000 sec.

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Susann Campbell
Community Member
3 years ago

I looks like the hummingbird is performing a ballet and at the very last her love comes to save her.

Grandpa Tim
Community Member
3 years ago

Hummingbirds and seahorses are the earth's cutest animals ! !

Mariana Pinto
Community Member
3 years ago

Amazing!!!

R L
Community Member
3 years ago

These are stunning.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
3 years ago

Wonderful job!!! Thank you!

Fairy Kat
Community Member
3 years ago

What an Amazing Discovery he made~ I would love to see the film! After laying my eyes on These Incredible Photos, I Want More. I ADORE These Tiny Hummers & their blatant Beauty, but Who ever could have guessed that a cute little black hummer Was Hiding Rainbows Amongst It's Wings?! 🌈

Kevin Mullane
Community Member
3 years ago

Never knew this, thanks.

okpkpkp
Community Member
3 years ago

I see dozens of these birds in my yard every day, drinking at my hummingbird feeders. Fascinating.

Anja Schmidt
Community Member
3 years ago

how can someone not love hummingbirds <3

Debrina Blackmoon
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

they're so fun to watch

Rachel Austin
Community Member
3 years ago

Very pretty x

Bethany Seagrave
Community Member
2 years ago

Impossibly beautiful.

bridget james
Community Member
3 years ago

They look like they were posing for the pictures lol..... the last one look like the birds were dancing ballet. Good work Pictures like this make me want to to into nature photography.

The Cute Cat
Community Member
3 years ago

Awesome.. Take a real skill and amazing bird to take this..

yoxopij
Community Member
3 years ago

My Boy pal makes $seventy five/hour on net. he has been job less for six months. However he earns$16453 genuinely working at the internet for some hours. Immediately from the source…… www.99kitty.com

Something
Community Member
3 years ago

Hummingbirds are the most aesthetically beautiful of creatures, but unfortunately, they have the least beautiful personalities.

Joan Rogers
Community Member
3 years ago

Anastasia: nice try, but some of us do remember the original “Will and Grace”.

Lachlan Steininger
Community Member
3 years ago

Hummingbirds are the sharks of the sky

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
3 years ago

The photo with two, I would add a title "Ballet in the night or "Evening Ballet" incredible beauty, and amazing how strong and determined the little ones are, thank you to God., what they accomplish flying tremendous distance, thanks for sharing !!!

Galaxi Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

I love hummingbirds! These photos are magical and stunning.

Lisa Wood
Community Member
3 years ago

God showing Himself in this little bird

Marcus Harvey
Community Member
3 years ago

My favourite type of bird became more beautiful!

Fixin'Ta
Community Member
3 years ago

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

miaow
Community Member
3 years ago

magical little angels !!! ^^

wusah
Community Member
3 years ago

So delicate and beautiful

Elise Pimenta
Community Member
3 years ago

That is truly beautiful and amazing work!! Gotta love the beautiful colors of the wings and the patience it must have taken to get these shots.

Linda Sellers
Community Member
3 years ago

I love Hummingbirds. These photos are spectacular and the colors are incredibly beautiful. Our planet has such breathtaking beauty. God does such nice work. Mankind needs to stop their destruction of our magnificant planet.

Magpie
Community Member
3 years ago

" There is no special technique" "just" exquisite observation and timing and patience. __ THANK YOU! this is beautiful. Sitting here with tears of beauty running down my hanging open mouth. THANK YOU.

Wolfie
Community Member
3 years ago

Wait there are tears coming out of your mouth?

Load More Replies...
Taylor Coghill
Community Member
3 years ago

I want a tattoo of one now. These are so beautiful.

Debrina Blackmoon
Community Member
3 years ago

that WOULD make an AWESOME tattoo!

Load More Replies...
Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
3 years ago

Stunning photography and beautiful little creatures! Would love to know what camera settings were used to get these shots.

Full Name
Community Member
3 years ago

The fastest shutter speed your camera can handle. In this case, if it was a professional camera, probably 1/8000 sec. Consumer cameras can usually get up to 1/4000 sec.

Load More Replies...
Susann Campbell
Community Member
3 years ago

I looks like the hummingbird is performing a ballet and at the very last her love comes to save her.

Grandpa Tim
Community Member
3 years ago

Hummingbirds and seahorses are the earth's cutest animals ! !

Mariana Pinto
Community Member
3 years ago

Amazing!!!

R L
Community Member
3 years ago

These are stunning.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
3 years ago

Wonderful job!!! Thank you!

Fairy Kat
Community Member
3 years ago

What an Amazing Discovery he made~ I would love to see the film! After laying my eyes on These Incredible Photos, I Want More. I ADORE These Tiny Hummers & their blatant Beauty, but Who ever could have guessed that a cute little black hummer Was Hiding Rainbows Amongst It's Wings?! 🌈

Kevin Mullane
Community Member
3 years ago

Never knew this, thanks.

okpkpkp
Community Member
3 years ago

I see dozens of these birds in my yard every day, drinking at my hummingbird feeders. Fascinating.

Anja Schmidt
Community Member
3 years ago

how can someone not love hummingbirds <3

Debrina Blackmoon
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

they're so fun to watch

Rachel Austin
Community Member
3 years ago

Very pretty x

Bethany Seagrave
Community Member
2 years ago

Impossibly beautiful.

bridget james
Community Member
3 years ago

They look like they were posing for the pictures lol..... the last one look like the birds were dancing ballet. Good work Pictures like this make me want to to into nature photography.

The Cute Cat
Community Member
3 years ago

Awesome.. Take a real skill and amazing bird to take this..

yoxopij
Community Member
3 years ago

My Boy pal makes $seventy five/hour on net. he has been job less for six months. However he earns$16453 genuinely working at the internet for some hours. Immediately from the source…… www.99kitty.com

Something
Community Member
3 years ago

Hummingbirds are the most aesthetically beautiful of creatures, but unfortunately, they have the least beautiful personalities.

Joan Rogers
Community Member
3 years ago

Anastasia: nice try, but some of us do remember the original “Will and Grace”.

Lachlan Steininger
Community Member
3 years ago

Hummingbirds are the sharks of the sky

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
3 years ago

The photo with two, I would add a title "Ballet in the night or "Evening Ballet" incredible beauty, and amazing how strong and determined the little ones are, thank you to God., what they accomplish flying tremendous distance, thanks for sharing !!!

Galaxi Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

I love hummingbirds! These photos are magical and stunning.

Lisa Wood
Community Member
3 years ago

God showing Himself in this little bird

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