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Let This Beautiful Flower Timelapse Brighten Up Your Weekend

By Anthony Thurston on July 19th 2014

As breathtaking as a lot of landscape timelapses are, there is just something about watching plants – or in this case, flowers – in a timelapse that is just so beautiful and mesmerizing. Today, I have an absolutely gorgeous timelapse for you from David de los Santos.

The video you are about to watch was a culmination of over 9 months of work, and 50,000 photos. The results speak for themselves…

If you are interested in shooting your own “flower growing” timelapse, David was kind enough to share what flowers open fastest. According to the description of his video, “Lilium, hibiscus, carnations, orchids, dandelions, lilies, daisies, alstroemeria, peonies and nigella damask.” Those are your best options for attempting something like this.

screenshot from the timelapse

screenshot from the timelapse

It actually reminds me a lot of another stunning plant timelapse that I shared a little over a year ago. You can find that one here. I find myself once again very inspired to do a timelapse project, and once again, it will go away as soon as I remember the amount of time it would take to complete one, haha.


What are your thoughts on this timelapse video? What do you think the biggest challenge of a project like this would be?


Via David de los Santos Gil on Vimeo.

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Chuck Eggen

    Love it but the time involved requires so much patience. Not to mention guarding your camera.

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  2. Brandon Dewey

    Great time laps video

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    ….. it was also a great way to end my weekend with a great timelapse

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  4. Asad Qayyum


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  5. Herm Tjioe

    Same here. I kept saying I’m going to get cracking on time lapse, then realizing the discipline and whole lotta free time needed.

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  6. Michael Chapman

    It never ceases to amaze me to see the talent of people in our field and the amazing visual medium that photography is. And, when it is combined with another sensory gift that was given us (audial) that is well chosen, it makes for a very moving experience. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Greg Faulkner

    Oh wow that’s beautiful

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