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Iris timelapse in IR

Discussion in 'Night, InfraRed, and UltraViolet Photography' started by Beezle, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Photographed this flower over the last 24 hours in IR. QuickTime movie can be found here, about 10 MB.

    Not sure how I feel about it yet. Not sure it works. Overexposed it a bit and should have used the PC lens.

    Color shot taken at the end.
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  2. Beezle, that is just down right neat. Good job. That took some doing.

  3. krispee


    Apr 10, 2007
    looks great to me, a little overexposure is ok i think, as long as it isn`t overdone, and it isn`t here....love the fades in different parts of the flower and the colour is delicate, i think that`s the word...lovely!

    would make a really interesting painting actually lol

  4. Beezle, I'm with you on the video. Not sure if the IR works. I like the contrast with the stem in colour, but that contrast doesn't come thru in the IR. Then again, I must admit that I'm biased, I do love colours in flowers and like very few B&W treatments of them.

    I do love this photograph - the delicacy of these irises is breathtaking. You certainly do a wonderful job in capturing their beauty.
  5. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
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  6. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    wow another one
    this stuff is just to cool:>)))
  7. Thanks everyone.

    I think it was worth doing. But back to color for me.

    One thing I tried that might be interesting to work on is I used a single strobe with a very tight grid in front of it. There was a nice subtle gradient behind the flower that the IR processing destroyed (plus it was chunky) that I think the D2X could pick up.

    Also have a new flash on the way to try this weekend.

    That flower, by the way, is a double. See how the right side of the stem is bigger? There's another bud in there. I have it sitting on my desk at home with a daylight flourescent over it and a (color) D200 shooting it. I may have cut it too soon for the twin to have enough oomph to pop. Time will tell!


    Nov 29, 2006
    I liked it Beezle, color would have been nice as well. Do you mind if I ask how many images it took over the 24hours to put the movie together?
  9. Thanks. That was every 3.5 minutes for 24 hours. Just over 400 frames.

    I have done color ones as well. They are posted in the macro forum here:


    And there is another one here.
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  10. I loved watching this flower open up. Well done series and I personally love the black and white.
  11. FishSauce


    Aug 10, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Your IR flower time lapse is very cool. I like it
  12. Thanks Gordon. Thanks Ben. I appreciate the kind words.
  13. JoeG


    Nov 2, 2006
    Tyrol, Austria
    very cool. I have to try this :) 

    I like the BW but I would love to see it in color too
  14. GoGo


    Apr 20, 2006
    New York

    Love it, beauty is hard to capture and easy to enjoy!
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  15. Trailfinder

    Trailfinder Guest

    Well, in my opinon, I think that is simply way cool! Good job...

    Brad G...
  16. BigPixel

    BigPixel Guest

    amazing really. Finally waited out the download.
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 14, 2007
  17. Yeah, the D200 and D2X (and I assume D2H series) have built in interval shooting. That, an AC adapter and a good monolight. I just posted another one of these in the macro forum where I tested a new light. Much more consistent frame to frame. Smaller movie too (3 MB).

    There are also remotes that can do the same thing. I borrowed one to try with the 5D, for example.

    Thanks for the compliments everyone.
  18. mcdicky


    Mar 10, 2007
    awww. i like the movie
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