Accuracy Through Shutter Speed
Last fall I ran into a hummingbird in Clay County, West Virginia. Hummingbird’s wings can beat up to 80 times per second. So to my naked eye the wings were just a blur. They came out as a blur in my camera as well.
Tonight at the Garden of Lights, they included a hummingbird in the display. The Christmas light version beat its wings significantly less than its real life counterpart. My naked eye could clearly see the wings flap back and forth. But my camera saw things more accurately. Thanks for the slow shutter speed it selected for the dark night— the hummingbird wings were also a blur!