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Beautiful Timelapse of Flowers

By fotosiamo on January 13th 2013

Flowers Timelapse from Katka Pruskova on Vimeo.

Believe it or not, this beautiful timelapse of a handful of flowers was the first time that photographer Katka Pruskova ever tried shooting timelapse photography. With over 7100 photos shot with a Canon 5D MarkII over a period of 730 hours, the process was indeed a rather involving project.

Here is her account of the process:

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.

All flowers are mine or from my mother’s garden :)

The music is called Arrival of the Birds by The Cinematic Orchestra… amazing music, my favorite..

Thanks to for the find!


Joe is a rising fashion and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He blends creativity and edge with a strong style of lighting and emotion in his photographs. Be sure to check out his work at and connect with him on Google Plus and on Facebook


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  1. Joseph Prusa


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  2. Julian

    Beautiful. What’s the name of the song?

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  3. mellifluousnegro

    Quite amazing, Very good first attempt. Would like, however to see the same in the flower’s natural setting, to give us a sense of time.

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