A S-l-o-o-w Hummers Post . . . .

Probably all phones do, but my Note II takes both fast-motion and slow-motion videos.  

Fast-motion is not very useful for filming hummingbirds, but slow-motion is.

Mind you, this is not a Photron SA2 camera (make sure you switch to the 48op).

. . . or even a Phantom HD . . .

But, it’s still neat . . . once again, these are unedited videos of my feeders shot in slow-mo (see? I got the lingo down pat!)

Tthe action is slowed down to 1/8 of normal speed; not enough to make the wings visible, but enough to see what they are doing during their battles.

Again, if the little HD appears on the upper right corner of the video frame, click on it for best results.  These videos are a little longer than yesterday, so if you are the impatient sort, you’ll miss interesting interaction between the hummers.

Hope it’s entertaining to see what I do these evenings.

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8 Responses to A S-l-o-o-w Hummers Post . . . .

  1. sandra getgood says:

    Your pictures of hummingbirds have always been favorites of mine, and these videos are fascinating to watch. Hummingbirds give new meaning the the word “territorial,” don’t they? What beautiful birds, and what fun watching them interact and duel with each other!

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    • disperser says:

      Thanks Sandy; it is very much appreciated . . . we now have 11 feeders out . . . and they still posture at each other.

      In case I have not mentioned it, those are each 8 oz feeders, and they all get filled every day. In the three months of hummingbirds activity, we’ll go through a little over 25 pounds of sugar.

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  2. oneowner says:

    I have to admit the phone is almost as neat as the birds. Can’t wait till my contract is up.

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  3. Carissa says:

    Fascinating! Interesting dynamic going on between the hummers.

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    • disperser says:

      I have 11 feeders up, and they still fight (I have a couple of videos I will be posting showing the activity). You don’t see it often, but they do bump each other, sometimes quite forcibly.

      On the other hand, most of the feeders get emptied each day, so there are a lot of hummers around.

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  4. AnnMarie says:

    Wonderful nature mini-mini-series on feeding hummers! Looking forward to seeing more of their antics.

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