Tag: close up

Mar 26, 2015

If You Spin a CD Fast Enough it Will Explode. Here’s What That Looks Like at 170,000 FPS

If You Spin a CD Fast Enough it Will Explode. Here’s What That Looks Like at 170,000 FPS

The critical ‘spin rate’ for a CD is 23,000 RPM. Anything more and the CD will shatter and explode into hundreds of pieces. The Slow Mo Guys decided to film this phenomenon with a Phantom v2511, which—at its lowest resolution—is capable of filming at an incomprehensible 1 million frames per second (FPS). For this…

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Mar 25, 2015

Picture of the Day: Portrait of an Eagle

Picture of the Day: Portrait of an Eagle

Photograph by JAMIE KING Flickr | Facebook | Instagram In this beautiful portrait by Jamie King, we see a bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), a bird of prey found in North America. Did you know that they build the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any…

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Mar 6, 2015

Picture of the Day: Just a Dwarf Mongoose

Picture of the Day: Just a Dwarf Mongoose

Photograph by Thesharkins78 on reddit In this adorable close up by reddit user Thesharkins78, we see one of the Dwarf mongooses (Helogale parvula) on display at the Small Mammal House at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington D.C. The Dwarf mongoose is much smaller than most other mongoose species (18 to 28 cm, 210…

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Mar 5, 2015

This is What a Snoring Dormouse Sounds Like

This is What a Snoring Dormouse Sounds Like

Well isn’t this is just adorable. For context, this dormouse was found in torpor (a state of not being active and having very little energy) by conservationists, sleeping in a nesting box they had provided. He was only very briefly removed as part of a monitoring project to be checked and weighed to ensure…

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Mar 4, 2015

Incredible Video Shows Just How Low the Planes at Maho Beach Get

Incredible Video Shows Just How Low the Planes at Maho Beach Get

Flying frequently tends to make one either bitter or obsessed with aviation. I fall into the latter category. Visiting Maho Beach in Saint Marteen was always on my bucket list. It's as crazy as it looks — planes landing just feet from a public beach. A post shared by Paul Luning (@pluning) on Feb 14,…

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Mar 3, 2015

Ink Injected Into Water in 4K Super Slow Motion

Ink Injected Into Water in 4K Super Slow Motion

In the first Ultra High Definition episode of The Slow Mo Guys, Gav and Dan inject coloured ink into a tank of water. If you have a 4K display or UHD TV, fire it up!

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Jan 31, 2015

Seeing How a Camera Shutter Works at 10,000 FPS

Seeing How a Camera Shutter Works at 10,000 FPS

The Slow Mo Guys shows you how insanely quick the inside of a DSLR camera moves when it takes a picture, by filming it at 10,000 fps. The camera shown is a Canon 7D and the video shows you how a rolling shutter works. Video was shot with a Phantom Flex at 10,000 fps.…

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