High-speed photography

Paul Raven @ 21-05-2009

I’ve been a sucker for this stuff ever since seeing some grainy black and white broadcast on the Open University as a kid… remember the one where they’d photograph the droplet of paint hitting the rest of the liquid (which seems to be the only eighties TV ad that hasn’t made it onto YouTube yet)? Well, high-speed photography has come a fair way since the advent of silicon ubiquity, and as such this will be a pure eye-candy post.

There’s a few seconds of advert beforehand, but then you can watch this little hummingbird doing its hover-and-guzzle routine; there’s more details about the process (and videos, of course) over at Wired.

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2 Responses to “High-speed photography”

  1. Laurel says:

    I thought it was a milk drop, on Tomorrow’s World.

  2. Paul Raven says:

    You may well be right – it was a long time ago! Or at least it sure feels like a long time ago… :-S