Winged Prism - Christian Spencer

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    A Rainbow of Light Diffracts

    Through Hummingbird Wings

    in Photographs by Christian Spencer


    JULY 18, 2019

    LAURA STAUGAITIS



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    All images © Christian Spencer.

    Shared with permission from the artist.

    Australian photographer Christian Spencer has lived within Brazil’s
    Itatiaia National Park for nineteen years.

    The lush natural surroundings offer a multitude of photo opportunities
    ranging from pumpkin toadlets to false coral snakes.

    One of Spencer’s most fascinating finds is the way that light diffracts
    through the wings of hummingbirds in flight, resulting in a rainbow of colors
    within the birds’ feathers.

    The photographer has been following the petite birds for years,
    and his film recording of the phenomenon was included
    in his award-winning 2011 short film, The Dance of Time.

    More recently, Spencer has returned to these full spectrum moments.

    Each image in the artist’s hummingbird series captures sunlight
    filtering through the wings and tail of a black and white Jacobin hummingbird.

    Despite our age of post-production and photo manipulation,
    the images were not digitally manipulated; the visual phenomenon
    is naturally occurring.

    ’WINGED PRISM’ (below) won a prize at the Museum of Modern Art
    in Resende RJ Brazil, and is available as a fine art print on Spencer’s website.

    You can follow along with Spencer’s animal encounters and nature-inspired paintings on Instagram. (via My Modern Met)
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    “WINGED PRISM”
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