Hummingbird’s wings look like a tiny rainbow because of this natural phenomenon

Just like the cute tiny hummingbirds aren’t hard to believe, but this lucky photographer has accidentally captured on camera something that makes them more memorable.

Christian Spence was enjoying a day on his porch in Rio de Janeiro when he witnessed the rare phenomenon.

Apparently, when dawn hits the hummingbird’s wings (while flying), the tiny little things immediately look like rainbows.

Christian was observing a black Jacobin hummingbird when he noticed the odd appearance. According to him, that is known as a prism effect, and it’s barely noticeable to the human eye.

Christian Spence has always been fascinated by these multicolored jewels. And in 2011, many of his scenes with hummingbirds were included in a short film called Dance of Time, judging by its popularity (it won 10 international awards, including best picture.)

It was the first time that Christian noticed the remarkable prism effect. However, years later, he captured it on his camera.

“I decided to try and capture the same phenomenon with my camera,” the photographer told My Modern Met. “There is no special technique, just the diffraction of light through the wings of this particular hummingbird. Yet it is certainly a secret of nature that we cannot see with our eyes.”

Scroll down to admire some of Christian’s magical moments!







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