Gorgeous Timelapses of Short-Live Echinopsis Cactus Flowers Blooming

Cinematographer Greg Krehel, the self-described EchinopsisFreak, captures gorgeous timelapse footage of the short-lived blooms of Echinopsis cactus flowers from his bathroom studio in his Florida home. This is the third of his incredible compilations.

These timelapses were shot with a Canon 6D. Most were shot with Canon’s excellent 100mm Macro Lens. Some with a Canon 35mm lens (also super). I shoot in a light tent in my “studio” (a small bathroom that doesn’t get to serve its traditional purposes during blooming season). I use LED panel lights primarily. As you would expect, I shoot RAW and then edit in Lightroom and compose the video in Photoshop and/or Final Cut Pro.

Wonder World Redux colorfully revisited Kehen’s work with eight hours of blooms taking place in six seconds.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.