A speeded-up view of a day in the life of a lotus flower in our garden.
The pictures are taken using a digital SLR camera. It took several attempts to get this right — prior failed attempts included: forgetting to set the right metering mode; running out of battery power; failing to take into account the fact that the sun moves during the day, and if the camera isn’t well positioned there will be a strange shadow creeping over the frame; birds having a splash in the water and getting drops on the lens.
- Camera: Nikon D80
- Exposure mode: Aperture priority
- Aperture: f-10
- Focal length: 48 mm
- Exposure interval: 30 s
- Total number of exposures: 985
- Total time: 8 h 12 m
Edit (28th January 2012): Someone on YouTube pointed out that this isn’t a lotus, it’s a water lily!