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Daylight Illuminates a Full Spectrum of Shade As It Filters By way of Hummingbird Wings in a New Picture E book

Daylight Illuminates a Full Spectrum of Shade As It Filters By way of Hummingbird Wings in a New Picture E book

Sunlight Illuminates a Full Spectrum of Color As It Filters Through Hummingbird Wings in a New Photo Book



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September 30, 2022

Grace Ebert

“Opal Wings.” All photographs © Christian Spencer, shared with permission

Poetry within the Sky is a becoming title for a e-book of the elegant photographs of Australian photographer Christian Spencer. Slated for launch subsequent month, the quantity gathers roughly 20 years’ value birds Spencer encountered throughout visits to the Brazilian Amazon, together with macaws, emus, and the species he’s maybe most notable for documenting: the hummingbird.

Taken when the creatures are mid-flight and beating their wings at unimaginable speeds, Spencer’s putting photographs seize daylight because it filters via their feathers, emitting a full spectrum of shade. The opalescent phenomenon is attributable to diffraction and transforms their limbs into tiny, ephemeral rainbows.

Poetry within the Sky comprises a number of photographs of the prismatic birds—a lot of which we’ve featured beforehand on Colossal—along with dozens of extra photographs of avian life. Pre-order a replica from Bookshop, decide up a print,  and discover extra of Spencer’s work on Instagram.

 

“Stardust”

“Sundance”

“Hummingbird Rain”

“3 Amigos”

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#birds
#books
#Christian Spencer
#gentle

 

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