a hummingbird beats its wings

represents four
dimensions in two

It is scientifically accurate and informed by the data from Quantifying the dynamic wing morphing of a hovering hummingbird
by Masateru Maeda, Toshiyuki Nakata, Ikuo Kitamura, Hiroto Tanaka,  and Hao Liu
The polar axis orients the
viewer, and signals simultaneity.
Simultaneous events are
aligned horizontally.
Color indicates the position of the movement on the wing, while shade indicates position in time.
An imagined 3D model of the movement helps put the two views of the movement together.
back to the top