it's the little things
January 11, 2012 5:06 PM   Subscribe

The Beauty of Pollination - 4 minutes bursting with life. (via @stevesilberman)
posted by madamjujujive (11 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I can't wait for spring.
posted by longsleeves at 5:24 PM on January 11, 2012

Wonderful photography, thanks for posting, mjjj.
posted by carter at 5:29 PM on January 11, 2012

The world is still beautiful.
posted by madred at 5:38 PM on January 11, 2012

If you like a window into small worlds you don't usually see, my father's garden is another clip along this line that I love.
posted by madamjujujive at 5:46 PM on January 11, 2012

Really nice! I love that the fruit bats are added in - most of the time their role in pollination is ignored for the pretty birds & butterflies (disclaimer: I love bats).
posted by Salmonberry at 6:36 PM on January 11, 2012 [1 favorite]

Great cinematography, but that fake upscaling compression is a crime against how elegant the shots are. Wish it were in true 720p, at the least.
posted by SomaSoda at 8:05 PM on January 11, 2012 [1 favorite]

Yeah, yeah. Hummingbirds and bats think they're all that.

I guess maybe they are.
posted by Rafaelloello at 8:20 PM on January 11, 2012

Great video.

Hummingbirds playing tag!

A bat mother diving face first into flowers, carrying little ones along for the ride.

NSFW! The camera is zoomed in on reproductive organs for at least half the video.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 11:18 PM on January 11, 2012 [1 favorite]

I don't think the hummingbirds were playing. They are rather fierce and territorial amongst their own kind.

The video was beautiful. But that is to be expected, given the combo of sex organs and the Smithsonian.
posted by Goofyy at 12:27 AM on January 12, 2012

Oh MJJJ, that was just beautiful! Thank you! ♥
posted by Lynsey at 9:14 AM on January 12, 2012

This is some serious hardcore bug/flower porn here. Does anyone else feel a little awkward watching plants have sex for months at at time? Every time I sneeze in the spring I cant help but visualize the plant sperm shooting out my nose.
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