Spend three and a half minutes watching flowers bloom. Madrid-based photographer David de los Santos Gil animated around 5,000 of the 50,000 photos he took to capture the opening of orchids, dandelions, hibiscus, carnations, peonies, lilies, daisies, alstroemeria, and nigella damask. He identifies each flower on his site.

Depending on the flower, photographs were taken with intervals between one and ten minutes, but the project wasn’t without its challenges: flowers could meander out of frame or focus, might not open, or would become full of insects. The final video was the result of nine months’ work.

Related watching: Seeds, plants, & flowers twist, wiggle, & extend, plus there are more time-lapse plants growing here (wheatgrass), here (radishes), and here (exotic Japanese plants).

via Fast Co Design.

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