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This 3-Minute Timelapse Captures 929 Hours of Flowers Blooming


Here’s a new time-lapse short film by Slovakian photographer Majo Chudý. Titled “Flowers Blooming 2,” the 3-minute video shows a whopping 929 hours of flowers blooming.

The video took Chudý 9 months to create. Over that time, he captured 40,000 photos using his Sony a7 mirrorless camera and his Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. His studio was a simple setup consisting of black blankets and a bulb wrapped in aluminum foil.

“I could not estimate in advance the blooming period of each flower, so it was very hard to set the interval between each [exposure],” Chudý writes. “I chose 1-2 minutes.”

The longest bloom in the video (Orchidea Dendrobium) lasted over 105 hours — nearly four and a half days — so it took over 2,000 individual photos to capture. The fastest flowers bloomed in around 7 hours, and for these Chudý chose an interval of just 20 seconds between shots.

During post-production, Chudý tediously removed the tiny insects that hung around the flowers during the project. In the end, 24,626 photos went into the video above.

You can find more of Chudý’s work on his website, Instagram, Facebook, 500px, and Flickr.