Slow motion video of hummingbirds flying, shaking, and drinking from National Geographic. Fantastic.
We have about two dozen ruby throated hummingbirds who summer at our place. If a hummingbird is born here they get this location imprinted in their heads and when they fly to Mexico at the end of the summer and back next spring/summer, they come right back to our feeders. Seriously, if I move the feeder ten feet they hover at the old location and are pissed for a while until they find the new one.
[via The Kid Should See This]
Bruno D’Amicis and Umberto Esposito kept a surveillance camera running for a year, aimed at a single tree in the Apennines (a mountain range in central Italy).
Numerous animals pass by the tree including boars, wolves, foxes, badgers, deer, and a bear (among others) who decides to scratch his back on the tree. This video is edited so that seasons fly by and animals come and go in succession.
Fascinating and brilliant.
Schaghticoke Ridge, Appalachian Trail.
I hiked my section of the AT in Connecticut today and there’s been enough rain recently so the streams are running. This small stream which I’ve shot ice in over many years had a nice reflection so I gave it a try.
My Flickr contact Yee Kim posted another shot of the Shiraito Waterfall north of Karuizawa, Japan with his Ricoh GR. This is an incredible image, well framed and perfectly exposed.
Flickr member Kuo Jui Lin posted this series of images of what look like fish farms and fishermen on the coast of South Korea (?) taken with a Ricoh GR and a Fuji X-Pro2.
This is a fun, New York Times video piece on what it looks like back stage at the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center in New York an hour before curtain. The piece is Alexei Ratmansky’s ballet Whipped Cream performed by The American Ballet Theater.
[via The Kid Should See This]
Montreal Swing Riot 2015 – Joyss – Guest Performance from Alain Wong on Vimeo.
Montreal Swing Riot is a yearly dance event that I’ve been tracking for a while. It looks like a lot of fun.
The above video is a performance by Jean-Charles Zambo aka JOYSS from Paris, France to Dave Brubeck’s “Take 5.” Brilliant.
The video below is a “dance off” between swing dancers and street dancers. Of course, things get all mixed up and that’s the fun of it.
Swing Dancers vs. Street Dancers @ Montreal Swing Riot 2015 from Alain Wong on Vimeo.
Charles and Ray Eames were influential designers and this chair is a great example of how they came up with new ways to use materials, in this case plywood.
My parents had a number of variants of this chair that my father bought directly from Charles Eames at his Santa Monica studio. I always hated them; they looked great but weren’t all that comfortable. Still, I’m a fan of the Eames’ design work, it’s timeless and brilliant.
My flickr contact Yee Kim took this outstanding long exposure of Shiraito Waterfall north of Karuizawa, Japan with his Ricoh GR.
This is a very nicely done history of the pen but also of the BIC company.