Behind the Scenes of “Hummingbirds”

This video is so cool you really must see it.

It's a behind-the-scenes look at the making of PBS's NATURE show Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air.  In it the producer describes how they filmed these tiny birds and what they learned.

Bird watchers and photographers can relate to their experience, how hard it was to capture what they were looking for and how rewarding it was when they did.  I felt a kinship when the team spent days trying to get a split-second video of a hummingbird catching an insect.

And what an expensive video endeavour!  You'll be amazed by NATURE's cameras and lenses.

So click on the video and enjoy.  You'll be dazzled.  I guarantee it!

(video from PBS NATURE)

p.s. If you didn't see Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air when it premiered last January 10th on PBS's NATURE or this month when WQED re-broadcast it during our year-end fund-raising effort, you can view its entire 50 minutes online here.

10 thoughts on “Behind the Scenes of “Hummingbirds”

  1. Kate…that was wonderful. Thank you. Having watched the PBS special several times this was icing on the cake to see how it was made.

  2. This was an awesome film. Its one thing to watch large whales & penquins but these little guys are so intriguing & aggressive when they have to be I was surprised. But the films was really magnificant & I was so delighted sitting on my sofa that I often caught myself applauding at what they able to show us. Truly a magical nature moment. Hope this can keep on the air always.

  3. Thank you so much for putting the link on of the 50 minute special on Hummingbirds. I don’t have a TV so I miss many of the great nature shows. Won’t miss this one! — barbara

  4. Kate, have you ever seen the film “First Flight”? It was shot by Don Carroll and a story was written by his wife Noriko. The footage is extraordinary.

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