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Pigeon Released
Date: 1965, printed 1985
Medium: Dye transfer print
Dimensions: image: 14 1/8 x 18 in. (35.9 x 45.7 cm) sheet: 16 × 20 1/8 in. (40.6 × 51.1 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Harold and Esther Edgerton Foundation, 1996
Object Number: 1996-27
About: Flying from the darkness into the light, a pigeon beats its wings through three movements of its flight cycle. Edgerton's process enables scientists to study in single-image format split-second, natural phenomena that were previously invisible to the naked eye. This photograph records three exposures in one frame. Each exposure lasted 1/100,000 of a second.
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