Photographer Katka Pruskova spent countless hours (over 730) to piece together an amazing timelapse showing how flowers bloom.
The movie features a variety of flowers from his mother’s garden (Amaryllis, Lilies, Zygocactus, Rose, Gladiolus, Gardenia) going from buds to full blossom.
Here is how Katka describes the project
It was shot in a homemade “studio” that I made in a cabinet. I covered the back of the cabinet with black cloth, the flower was placed in the middle, and the whole cabinet was then covered with another cloth to insulate from the daylight (to keep the light constant, which is the most important). Two led lamps were used to illuminate the flowers.
Some flowers bloomed in hours, some in few days.. therefore the interval between photos varies from few seconds to several minutes depending on the type of flower.. after several missed tries you’ll learn ;)
In order to keep ISO as low as possible (couldn’t go lower than 640 because of low light), the shutter speed was usually 1/5 s at f16.
The movies shot on a 5DmkII connected to external power as the internal battery could not last for days on shooting
and here are some of the individual frames from the movie: