Floating Bird: Camera’s Frame Rate Synced to Bird’s Wings

In News by Jim Harmer

What happens when a video camera's frame rate is perfectly in time with the beating of a bird's wings?  It looks like the bird is levitating in mid-air without beating its wings.

Al Brooks from Austin Texas experienced this exact phenomenon recently when his security camera captured a bird up-close.

We've seen this phenomenon before with helicopters in the video below.

(Via ThisIsCollossal and Neatorama Thanks to Cindy Eccles for submitting the video.)

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Jim Harmer is the founder of Improve Photography, and host of the popular Improve Photography Podcast. More than a million photographers follow him on social media, and he has been listed at #35 in rankings of the most popular photographers in the world. He blogs about how to start an internet business on IncomeSchool.com..