Lithops flower opening/closing – Time lapse HD video
Image by yellowcloud
Viewing a Lithops flower for twenty-four hours, from midnight to midnight.
You may notice the huge crack at the bottom of the flower stem – this probably was the bad result of watering the plant during bud growth.
For more about Lithops, please see my photosets.
5 minutes per frame, 283 frames total, 10 frames per second in the video. Taken with a Pentax K200D in aperture priority mode (f/32). Trigger: DIY 5-minute timer circuit connected to camera remote input. Camera power supply by wallplug adapter. Nighttime illumination by desktop lamp.
Software involved in production:
Easy Graphic Converter (www.etrusoft.com)
for batch rescaling the individual jpg frames to 1280×720
for making the 1280×720 AVI video
and k-lite codec pack (www.codecguide.com/)
for the used xvid mpeg-4 codec, set to highest quality.
Original video file size 28MB: