The hummingbirds at the feeder outside our kitchen window move so fast it’s almost impossible to see them. They’re one place, then another. Now technology has slowed them down and has created a truly remarkable documentary.
Using newly-developed Phantom high-speed cameras able to capture five hundred images a second, film maker Ann Prum has let us see how the birds live, fight, and love. Remarkably resilient, they thrive all over the world, and Ann’s program for PBS, “Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air,” takes us to see them in their natural habitat. By working closely with the scientists who are studying nature and high-speed technology, she has made a remarkable film.
There’s a youtube that provides a good preview, through this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=hjnc1kHMDDo&feature=player_embedded
Or the entire documentary is available here: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/hummingbirds-magic-in-the-air/video-full-episode/5475
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Poetry Center San Jose, East Palo Alto Police Activities League (EPA PAL), Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Yale Writing Conference, Gold Rush Writers