Thank you everyone. One day i hope to revisit these plants, and add some new ones. There are quite a few plants i would love to film, but i couldnt get all of the ones i wanted.
The focus pulls were pretty tricky, I use system i developed called a Lens Apparatus, my partner and i even ran a kickstarter campaign on those, we funded about 6x what our minimum amount was, but it was still not very popular in the way of timelapse gear. I really like being able to play with focus and zoom on these clips.
The actual focus shift from one plant to the next each took over 1 full day to complete.
Heli, the plants opening are my favorite scenes. They really do seem to swing open with a lot of grace and flow.
I have been thrilled with the response this gas gathered so far. My day i am a VoIP engineer, but on the side i run a business building timelapse motion control equipment (nothing big but we get our customers) and have made a bit of a name for myself in the small niche world of timelapse photography. However i had always been known as a designer/builder/engineer, This is the first time I put a lot of effort into a single timelapse film rather than just sample and test clips. Its been online about 10 hours and has 3,200 plays. It is going a bit viral which is pretty exciting. I really hope this goes to show that not only can i build these systems, but i can also use them as well
this has been a wonderful experience!