Levitating Bird or Camera's Frame Rate Perfectly Synced With Bird's Wings

As long as humans have known birds, they have also known that they fly. But apparently, some of them could levitate — or at least that’s what a recent viral video on YouTube seems to suggest. How amazing is it to capture a floating bird? Let’s have a look!

I hope you didn’t believe birds could actually levitate. Every photographer and videographer out there has probably seen what happens when a camera’s frame rate is perfectly synced to the speed of a helicopter’s rotor: it looks as though it levitates. But how about a bird? According to the images shown in the video above, it works just as well and gives the impression that the bird is simply floating around instead of flying.

According to the author, the video wasn’t edited, and he didn’t sync the camera on purpose. It was a pure coincidence and one that seems to get the Internet crazy with almost 1 million views in less than three days! If you have friends that don’t know anything about cameras, photography, and videography, it’s time to have a little fun and make them believe some birds do indeed levitate.

Have you ever had something similar happen to you while filming? Be sure to share your experiences and videos in the comments below.

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