As a kid the image of that bullet blasting through the apple by Harold Edgerton just fascinated me for some reason.
I guess it’s because it just proved the old magician’s saying, “The hand is quicker than the eye.”
So much happens around us that our human eyes aren’t capable of seeing – the flap of a hummingbird’s wings or the rubber of a balloon coming unwrapped from around a mass of water.
Just admit, we’re all suckers for slow motion photography and the Discovery Channel is trying to capitalize on this fact with their new show Time Warp.
As the owner of a dog which freely uses her tongue for kisses and lapping up water, I found this video from the show pretty informative.
It turns out a dog forms a bowl or spoon with its tongue by curling it down and under toward the chin and lifting the water into the mouth. If the tongue curled upward it would splash the water into the nose.
For more super high speed videos, visit Vision Research. They’ve got tons of super slow motion stuff.
PopFi has links to super slowmo still photography.