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Produced by photographer Daniel Stoupin, it's a dramatic reminder that "life has a very broad spectrum of speeds," as Stoupin puts it.
But it's also much more than that. It's a mind-blowing opus of time-lapse wizardry, described by the photography blog PetaPixel as a "masterpiece" whose hypnotic images "defy proper description." It was quickly named a Vimeo Staff Pick, and has already been watched more than 1.6 million times so far during its brief tenure online.
Titled "Slow Life," the video reflects an incredible amount of work to capture the subtle majesty of these enigmatic animals. It consists of 150,000 raw exposures, each one 22 megapixels, that Stoupin squeezed into 218 seconds of video. Why so many photos? "Because macro photography involves shallow depth of field," Stoupin writes on Vimeo.
"To extend it, I used focus stacking. Each frame of the video is actually a stack that consists of 3-12 shots where in-focus areas are merged."
originally posted by: Jennyfrenzy
a reply to: abeverage
Dude! You have trypophobia too!! Sometimes I google trypophobia and just look, it's so gross but it really can't be helped. Nature is both disgusting and beautiful at the same time