Longest timelapse yet. Here are 3456 images from Oct 5th at 5:44 PM until Oct 9th at 3:49 PM.
It was incredibly difficult to constantly be switching out batteries, cf cards, avoid using lights, and scolding people who walked through the room. And there's still a ton of flicker and temperature changes! Next time I guess it needs to be done in a lightproof room and with a more solid tripod.
I talked to a botany professor and he said that he didn't know if a timelapse of a fir cone had been done before or put out there much, so here's an offering of the subtle movement that we never know happens right under our fast moving noses. And correct me if I'm wrong. I'd love to see other cones opening.