The production of antibodies that selectively bind virtually any foreign compound is the hallmark of the immune system. While much is understood about how sequence diversity contributes to this remarkable feat of molecular recognition, little is known about how sequence diversity impacts antibody dynamics, which is also expected to contribute to molecular recognition. Toward this goal, we examined a panel of antibodies elicited to the chromophoric antigen fluorescein. On the basis of isothermal titration calorimetry, we selected six antibodies that bind fluorescein with diverse binding entropies, suggestive of varying contributions of dynamics to molecular recognition. Sequencing revealed that two pairs of antibodies employ homologous heavy chains that were derived from common germline genes, while the other two heavy chains and all six of the light chains were derived from different germline genes and are not homologous. Interestingly, more than half of all the somatic mutations acquired during affinity maturation among the six antibodies are located in positions unlikely to contact fluorescein directly. To quantify and compare the dynamics of the antibody-fluorescein complexes, three-pulse photon echo peak shift and transient grating spectroscopy were employed. All of the antibodies exhibited motions on three distinct time scales, ultrafast motions on the <100 fs time scale, diffusive motions on the picosecond time scale, and motions that occur on time scales longer than nanoseconds and thus appear static. However, the exact frequency of the picosecond time scale motion and the relative contribution of the different motions vary significantly among the antibody-chromophore complexes, revealing a high level of dynamic diversity. Using a hierarchical model, we relate the data to features of the antibodies' energy landscapes as well as their flexibility in terms of elasticity and plasticity. In all, the data provide a consistent picture of antibody flexibility, which interestingly appears to be correlated with binding entropy as well as with germline gene use and the mutations introduced during affinity maturation. The data also provide a gauge of the dynamic diversity of the antibody repertoire and suggest that this diversity might contribute to molecular recognition by facilitating the recognition of the broadest range of foreign molecules.