Bird Taking Off at 20,000 fps (213 milliseconds) - Smarter Every Day 197

  • Published: 03 August 2018
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Comments • 2 314

  • SmarterEveryDay
    SmarterEveryDay   1 years back

    I hope you enjoyed my cornses.

    • Jonathan W
      Jonathan W  4 months back

      HAHAH this made me laugh so much

    • Divergent Droid
      Divergent Droid  4 months back

      @Luke Godden I dunno man.. i'm more prone to coming for melons than birds any day unless your just out of the closet and don't understand proper etiquette yet. LOL

    • Luke Godden
      Luke Godden  4 months back

      came for birds, subscribed for melons. 10/10.

    • Kelly Blake
      Kelly Blake  6 months back

      Question, when the bird hopped from your hand and left the tail feathers pointed downward, is it a conscious effort being made to do so or just a result of the hop itself because of body structure? Oh, put something under your melons to keep them off of the ground or they'll rot on you. Your cornses look fine.

    • Divergent Droid
      Divergent Droid  6 months back

      That bird is taking off at 20,000 flaps per second.. boy I'll bet he gets tired fast!

  • Joshua Borem
    Joshua Borem  1 weeks back

    good video! I especially like that it is 4 minutes. Not that I don't like your longer videos, but man, "everything" on Youtube is 10 minutes these days... "aint nobody got time for that"

    • Benjamin Thompson
      Benjamin Thompson  2 weeks back

      I love yo cornses!,😍😍😍😍🌾🌾

      • CBeast3
        CBeast3  3 weeks back

        since you showed off your veggies, you should take a look into hydroponics

        • Louise Lord
          Louise Lord  1 months back

          This is actually a very interesting video XD

          • CS Ghost Animation
            CS Ghost Animation  2 months back

            Youtubers: Wanna see my lambo? Wanna see my super hot Girlfriend? Wanna see me do something stupid to be famous?

            Destin: Wanna see my garden?

            • Kenny random
              Kenny random  2 months back

              You just help me save time of my animation project

              • Mark Bisson
                Mark Bisson  2 months back

                430 cats disliked this video for letting the bird get away. I'm not a cat. 😉👍

                • em sa
                  em sa  2 months back

                  To the bird it’s probably like us humans getting abducted by aliens

                  • Ornithocowian King
                    Ornithocowian King  2 months back

                    that poor birb in the beginning

                    • Jonathan Hall
                      Jonathan Hall  3 months back

                      Spontaneous bird video. It works.

                      • J Maxwell
                        J Maxwell  3 months back

                        Thank you Destin...for all you shoot. That was too cool.

                        • Cody Cottingham
                          Cody Cottingham  3 months back

                          Song sounds like it should be in a cruise ship commercial. Love it

                          • kieran heath
                            kieran heath  4 months back

                            That camera is so loud

                            • Robert l
                              Robert l  4 months back

                              How did u call the bird and catch it?

                              • keith Obando
                                keith Obando  4 months back

                                I need to know the song that you used for the take off it was amazing!! So dang acoustically pleasing 😫

                                • Gregory Hamlet
                                  Gregory Hamlet  4 months back

                                  When I 1st read it!.. I thought it was saying 20k flaps per second ( fps ) and thought you are joking.. By bad lol

                                  • DLTD
                                    DLTD  4 months back

                                    Dang the one time you do want vertical vid! Lol

                                    Love that camera! I’ve always been obsessed with microscopes and telescopes and also slow cams!!

                                    Wish list!

                                    Hey anyone here see my comment and is living near the sf bay? And has time to make cool stuff... lets me up! I’m trying to build a flying suit!
                                    Can’t tell the details but at first goal we lift off! Hit me up!

                                    • John Jaromack
                                      John Jaromack  4 months back

                                      Both life and nature take great pride in ignoring your production schedule. But if you can adjust to theirs, they’ll both give you some of your best content.

                                      Thanks for the short!

                                      • Old Uncle Bob
                                        Old Uncle Bob  4 months back

                                        Next time position you hand at the bottom of the frame, not the middle.

                                        • King Krapper
                                          King Krapper  4 months back

                                          It's fun having a little peek at what you do on your own time instead of smarter every day videos

                                          • Carl Anglin
                                            Carl Anglin  4 months back

                                            Your videos are always educational AND entertaining! Don't remove how I found you, but I'm happy I did!

                                            • Joe Medley
                                              Joe Medley  4 months back

                                              You need to keep it in your, even if you had two in your bush.

                                              • Joe Medley
                                                Joe Medley  4 months back

                                                And don’t ask me to comment on your melons. It makes me uncomfortable.

                                            • Duana
                                              Duana  4 months back

                                              After watching this, I think it'd be cool if you visited a Falconer, then you could get multiple flight shots!

                                              • 🌞🌷🌟Rah•B•83🌟🌷🌞

                                                Sooo cool!

                                                • Thanos in daa hood
                                                  Thanos in daa hood  5 months back

                                                  When you let go the birds other birds kill it

                                                  • Zeppy GH
                                                    Zeppy GH  6 months back

                                                    It's nearly 5:30 AM, and I'm tearing up watching a video of a bird flying in slow-mo.

                                                    God, I love life sometimes.

                                                    • texaswildcat2000
                                                      texaswildcat2000  6 months back

                                                      Try to get some black dirt, some super rich soil...or add a lot of the watering you mentioned you may have overdone, the south, black soil is some of the best for corn...

                                                      Outside THAT comment, I've watched this video a couple times over the past year, and even though I've known the way a bird takes off, flies, and lands, since I was a kid and learned all this plus how to fly ((planes, of course to those that might want to play with my words, haha (flight has always been a love of mine)), it's still awesome to watch in super slow-mo now and again....looking forward to more like this...

                                                      • David Cerveaux
                                                        David Cerveaux  6 months back

                                                        Can you donate a Mac pro to me (like through your sponsors) David Cerveaux 15 Randabel lane 5eme mile belvedere Beau bassin Mauritius 🙏😅

                                                        • lilithmarleen
                                                          lilithmarleen  6 months back

                                                          You should collab with BirdTricks and tag along on one of their free flight expeditions. Plenty of opportunity to study birds flying up close and personal :)

                                                          • -Colin-
                                                            -Colin-  6 months back

                                                            Pure Texas man : these flowers are for all the ladies in my life “ my daughter”

                                                            • Latanya Mc
                                                              Latanya Mc  6 months back

                                                              Probably disgusting but you should probably do a spin tooth brush actually breaking down plaque or something similar

                                                              • prashant koirala
                                                                prashant koirala  6 months back

                                                                Its a good looking melon right there

                                                                • justin rock
                                                                  justin rock  6 months back

                                                                  Very Nice.

                                                                  • Rohini Tailor
                                                                    Rohini Tailor  6 months back

                                                                    No one:
                                                                    Literally no one:
                                                                    Destin: do u wanna see my garden? 3:35

                                                                    • Waugy 370z
                                                                      Waugy 370z  6 months back

                                                                      Its actually beautiful to see in slow motion.

                                                                      • Kessler Dupont
                                                                        Kessler Dupont  6 months back

                                                                        You can see each feather go vertical on the upstroke

                                                                        • Mike Fifer
                                                                          Mike Fifer  6 months back

                                                                          Seeing nearly anything in slow mo is just plain cool.

                                                                          • _ Beferrr
                                                                            _ Beferrr  6 months back

                                                                            you're not supposed to sign a comment, wtf. Your name is already there. above your sentence

                                                                        • ashupashu
                                                                          ashupashu  6 months back

                                                                          Would be 10/10 if there was no text at the bottom corners.

                                                                          • ashupashu
                                                                            ashupashu  6 months back

                                                                            @Jake_Productions Understandable, but the other person who uploads the video could cut off the entire bottom section without noticing.

                                                                          • Jake_Productions
                                                                            Jake_Productions  6 months back

                                                                            video stealing is a big issue. a lot of slomo video gets stolen and put on facebook. the watermark helps mark Destin as the owner of the footage.

                                                                        • Faisal Khan
                                                                          Faisal Khan  6 months back

                                                                          Liked for the melon

                                                                          • Vartik Shandilya
                                                                            Vartik Shandilya  6 months back

                                                                            I'm surprised that someone as smart as you didn't know that birds hop to take off! Nice quick video though.

                                                                            • The UnNamed Person
                                                                              The UnNamed Person  6 months back

                                                                              0:49 OI! Mr. Camera we all know what you tried to focus on! Naughty camera!

                                                                              • The killer Hurricane
                                                                                The killer Hurricane  6 months back

                                                                                What is cornses

                                                                                • Greg D
                                                                                  Greg D  6 months back

                                                                                  It was a majestic take-off anyways.

                                                                                  • bake162
                                                                                    bake162  6 months back

                                                                                    More birds taking off or inflight! Plz

                                                                                    • Beny Penaloza
                                                                                      Beny Penaloza  6 months back

                                                                                      Here for the melons

                                                                                      • Cat
                                                                                        Cat  6 months back

                                                                                        Poor birdo

                                                                                        • pax woj
                                                                                          pax woj  6 months back

                                                                                          Awesome background for the shot, awesome soundtrack. Thanks for thinking and questioning. Thanks for sharing.