Cactus Flower Opening Mini-Movie
July 11, 2013 4 Comments
Night blooming cereus cactus flowers are so beautiful! They open at night in summer here in Florida. This year I decided to make a movie of a flower opening. I used the Wingscapes’ Timelapse PlantCam (http://www.wingscapes.com/timelapse-cameras/timelapse-plantcam) to take consecutive 1-minute pictures of the bloom all night. Afterward the PlantCam automatically stitched the photos together into a movie. Then I used Windows Media Player to speed up the movie 4X into a 15-second film (Apple’s iMovie works too). It was a fun project, and there are endless other ways to use the timelapse feature for nature photography.