The Life of Plants – Freesia Flowers Blooming in Time Lapse.
Recorder over 30 hours in a home studio setup, using good old Nikon D200 connected to the mains and two constant LED lights.
Flowers can be quite hard to record because they are so unpredictable in their movements. As you can see this one grew upwards quite fast and finally got out of frame. I kept recording but nothing spectacular happened after the first 30 hours. Other flowers did not open, just this one. Later I got another bunch from my local florist and that one had three flowers bloom over a few days. Another thing is that one freesia was white and the other slightly purple, even though I took them from the same bunch, so you never know with plants.
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Later pictures processed in Lightroom and video rendered in Time-Lapse App for Mac. Brilliant and cheap software that allows to add motion to a simple static time lapse sequence and I think it makes it look much more interesting.
Final videos and music were edited in iMovie, I am still learning Final Cut Pro as well as Motion 5 and will re-edit this video sometime later. A nice Macro 1:1 lens could greatly improve this video and a second camera rolling at the same time to get a different angle, but that’s something for the future as it’s hard to spend so much cash when you are unemployed…
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