No matter how advanced technology gets, nature never stops to amaze and surprise us.
Australian artist and photographer Christian Spencer has been interested in nature and indigenous cultures since he was young.
He 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.
In 2011, he captured the perfect moment of the sun illuminating a black Jacobin hummingbird when it created a prism effect that colored the bird’s body like a rainbow. His work was included in his short film, The Dance of Time, and received 10 international awards and three best film honors.
His latest artwork called “Winged Prism” won a prize at the Museum of Modern Art in Resende RJ Brazil, and reveals “a secret of nature that cannot be seen with our eyes.”
He said that he didn’t use any digital manipulation while creating the series, “There is no special technique, just diffraction of light through the wings of this special hummingbird. 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.”
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