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Published on May 28, 2011
Sometimes, we can find the strangest forms of life right here on Earth, without any Sci-Fi extra-terrestrial magic!
While making these time-lapsed image sequences of Phalenopsis Orchids (also called "Moth" Orchids), I was surprised to see what looked like a little face staring out at me from inside the blossom as it opened! It was an odd-shaped, almost bird-like face with two large alien-looking eyes. "Wow" I thought to myself, "there are aliens in my Orchids!"
These sequences were filmed in full 1080p HD (downscaled to 720p for YouTube upload) with a studio-mounted Canon SX10-is, using an LED ring-light for close-up macro imaging.
Each flower took about 2 days to completely open, and some of the stem/bud growth sequences lasted over a week, the images being recorded every 3 minutes.
The soundtrack is "The End of Summer" from the "TimeShift" CD by Technician (yours truly), available on iTunes and original artist-made physical CDs at JCMDI.COM.
Video rendered in Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum