Thursday, June 9, 2022

Nature Photography Day


 
June 15th is Nature Photography Day.  This holiday was first started in 2006 in North America but has since spread to people throughout the world.  It is a day to study, reflect, enjoy and photograph nature.

While reading about Nature Photography Day online, I discovered numerous suggestions on how to celebrate the day.  Here are a few that sounded interesting.
  • Grab your camera and go for a walk in your neighborhood.  Experience all the beauty in nature that you can observe every day.
  • Share your photos with families and friends and spread the word that it is Nature Photography Day.
  •  Enjoy a local park or a nearby creek or river.  Photograph the beauty of nature.
  • Participate in efforts to preserve nature.
  • Start a photo competition of nature photograph.
  • While you are doing any of the above take the time to breath in all the peace and serenity that nature provides.

Favorite Flowers from my Nature Photography Files




I love to photograph roses.  There is something quite striking about a single rose bud.  In the photo above I tried to isolate the rose bud by using a 6.3 aperture and focusing on the rose bud so that the background becomes a bit blurry.  It is important to keep the background simple so that the focus is on the flower.  The photo was taken in the early evening when the light was soft.  Early morning or evening are great times to take floral photos.  Cloudy days also enhance the colors in the flowers, so they are a good time to photograph.



Here is another photo taken in the early evening and with an aperture that gives the blurry background that enhances the flowers.



Another good technique for photographing flowers is to find an interesting background to set off the blossom.  In this photo I found some purple irises in front of a brick wall.  I kept my aperture so that the background would be a bit blurry, and I zoomed in on the flower.  I love the effect of the bright purple against the brick.


Another time I love to photograph flowers is right after it rains.  It seems to really bring out the colors and the raindrops look refreshing.  The above photo is of a fuscia plant hanging on our deck.

Combining Birds and Plants in Photos



I particularly enjoy capturing flowers and a bird in the same photograph.  In this photo I saw a Cardinal sitting on our fence and the lilacs were just starting to bud out in the foreground.  I focused on the Cardinal, so you will note that the lilacs are slightly out of focus.

Photographing Backyard Birds


One of my favorite pastimes is photographing the birds in our backyard.  Here is a Hawk that was sitting high up in the tree at the edge of our property.  He sat still for a long time, and I was able to capture several shots.  I zoomed in for the long shot and was quite pleased with the result.  I was able to get him framed in the surrounding branches.





A great way to enhance your skills in nature photography is to first study the works of other photographers and then practice, practice, practice.

Happy Nature Photography Day on
June 15th!  Grab your camera and get out and enjoy nature.




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7 comments:

  1. Mary Beth, your beautiful nature photographs are a most enjoyable way to celebrate Nature Photography Day. All of your flower photos are so lovely and your backyard birds series has been such fun to see. Thanks for sharing your world of nature with us via your expert photography. Happy Nature Photography Day!

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  2. As always, your photos are beautiful Mary Beth. I also appreciate you tips for how to capture my own nature photos. For me, every day is a nature photography day, but I think it is awesome that a specific day has been set aside for us to "focus" on nature.

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  3. Mary Beth, I always love seeing your photos, and the nature photos you chose to share in this post are wonderful. I especially appreciate the photography tips to help us capture better shots of the natural beauty that surrounds us!

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  4. I never knew there was a Nature Photography Day. With all that is going on in the world today what a great way to relax and enjoy nature. You have some wonderful ideas to celebrate the day, and as always you photos are outstanding. Thanks

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  5. I love the suggestions and ideas for participating in Nature Photography Day! I often enjoy walking around with my camera taking nature photos. I feel that I see more that way as I am actively looking for interesting things. It is also very relaxing. Your photographs are really gorgeous !

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  6. I've learned so much about special days from ReviewThisReviews. Of course, I had no idea that June 15th is Nature Photography Day! Your photos are gorgeous, as they always are. I know very little about photography but always pick up a tip or two from you.

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  7. Your pictures are beautiful and I have time to get into this holiday. Let's see what I can come up with! Thanks for all your help in getting the most out of Nature Photography Day! Thanks Mary Beth!

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