Reflections (new Time Lapse Video added)
I originally uploaded this months ago, but just added this time lapse video with sound I made of these lilies opening for the night. I then edited the upload date to push this to the top of my photostream so my contacts would be aware of the video.
The video is hosted on vimeo.com, a flickr-like site for video clips. It looks like a fun site, but I wish it could host a higher-res version of this clip. You can see a higher-res version of the clip here, but without the sound and titles.
I shot the photos for the time lapse using my 20D and a timer/controller that automatically took one shot every two minutes. It's a short clip, and the titles are longer than the clip itself, but it's fun nonetheless.
Here's the original description of this photo:
Another shot from 2003. I've grown this variety, "Red Flare", for many years, and it's been my favorite just as long. The blooms open as the sun is setting, and don't close again 'til mid-morning the next day. They have a great fragrance as well.