American in Spain

Two Flowers

July 4, 2008

thumbnailNow this is a timelapse flower movie! Four hours and thirteen minutes, one photograph every minute. I'm so pleased with the result! The animation is smooth and perfectly captures nature's beauty. What's rather amazing is that there is motion between every single frame. The cactus never spent a full minute motionless. Absolutely gorgeous! Cactus Cam Productions - Studio B

Cactus Cam Productions - Studio B. When I brought the cactus inside, I also brought some sort of colony of insects that I never saw, but show up in the first few frames of the video crawling around on the black chest. You may have to watch the full resolution version to see them. When they stop is when I sprayed some insecticide around the area.

The other five flowers – as you may recall, there are seven – look like they will open tonight. They always open at night. The video above, for example, spans from 20:18 to 4:31. I don't know about this cactus' allegiances, but it sure seems to be celebrating the United States Independence Day.