Filming an orchid in bloom

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An amateur photographer has captured the blooming of the Neomoorea irrorata orchid in his home studio.

Orchid enthusiast Don Dennis captured the beautiful bloom by photographing it 9,211 times for 33 days and 30 minutes using a time lapse technique.

The camera was automated to take a photograph every five minutes, but to create the perfect film Mr Dennis had to check the camera three times per day and replace the memory card every 999 shots.

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