A newly-released timelapse has condensed 929 hours of blooming flowers into a casual three minutes. The video captures the moments the flower heads pop open to reveal the insides.
The film, recorded by Slovakian photographer Majo Chudý, and quite simply titled "Flowers Blooming 2," took over nine months to bring to fruition, for what you see here is not video footage, but a series of photos. Over 24,000 of them, in fact.
He placed each of the flowers in his studio, with the DIY setup comprised of black blankets and a bulb wrapped in aluminum foil. He used his Sony a7 mirrorless camera and his Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 lens to capture the pictures.
Writing about his experience, he said:
I could not estimate in advance the blooming period of each flower, so it was very hard to set the interval between each [exposure]. I chose 1-2 minutes.
The Orchidea Dendrobium flower took the longest to bloom — a total of almost four and a half days, or 105 hours. This itself required over 2,000 photos to create. The fastest bloomed in just 7 hours, for which the shots were spaced 20 seconds apart.
Chudý even went as far as to strenuously remove tiny insects that lingered around the flowers during the shoot.