This Epic Timelapse Shows 929 Hours of Flowers Blooming

They say a single picture paints a thousand words – but how about over 24,000 compiled into one epic time-lapse? Well, Slovakian photographer Majo Chudý has done just that in this short but spectacular video showcasing 929 hours of flowers in bloom.

Titled Flowers Blooming 2, the film took more than a whopping nine months to bring together, due to the meticulous nature of time-lapse footage. As previously mentioned, the film is not strictly a video sequence, but a colourful combination of over 24,000 single images.

From delicate yellow roses to purple-veined orchids, each bloom peels apart with graceful elegance in a celebration of floral delight.

To take the images, Majo employed a simple DIY studio setup, formed of black blankets for the background, and a bulb wrapped in aluminium foil in order to light each subject.

Shooting with his Sony a7 mirrorless camera, equipped with Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, the thirteen flowers each had different shot lengths due to varying blooming times.

“I could not estimate in advance the blooming period of each flower, so it was very hard to set the interval between each [exposure],” writes Majo.

The fastest blooming flowers were the rose and succulent faucaria, lasting only about 7 hours and requiring 1500 shots. The orchid was the longest bloomer, with a lengthy 105 hours needing 2000 frames.

For post-production, Majo spent much of his time removing the miniature insects that were attracted to the flowers during their bloom.

To check out more of Majo’s work, visit his website, Instagram, and Vimeo page.

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Ed Carr is a Yorkshire-born landscape photographer and nature writer. Having spent his youth in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, he takes any opportunity to don his hiking boots and head out, camera in hand. When not out taking pictures or hastily scribbling down his thoughts, Ed’s halfway up a hill out chasing after his dog, Hendrix.

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