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Pigeons in Flight

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: negative
Maker: Edgerton, Harold Eugene

Flying from the darkness into the light, a pigeon beats its way through three moments of its flight cycle. Its wings expand and curve before contracting into a fan of white feathers. To achieve this stunning effect, Edgerton manually selected the precise sequence of exposures, each lasting 1/100,000 of a second. (from "Stopping Time" (1987), pp. 109-110). (CC)


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thumbnail Edgerton, Harold Eugene
1903-1990; electrical engineer; professor