Planting a backyard garden

One easy technique to capture great flower pictures is to plant them in your yard. This will allow you to photograph the flowers when they are budding, to blooming, to losing their luster at anytime during the day without ever having to leave your yard. Having the ability to take the pictures from dusk to dawn allows you to capture interesting native insects that may be hiding among the petals or feeding on the nectar.

All you have to do is walk outside and snap away. Heck, you can even take the pictures in your pajamas. Not only will you capture some great pictures, you have the added bonus of enjoying the pretty flowers in your backyard.

This image was taken on the side of my garage using a background i had to hide the siding.

Bleeding hearts

Happy planting!

Photo credits: Tempestz.
  • Tempestz
I have been taking pictures in some capacity since 1985. What first started as a hobby has progressed into a passion for photography. Many of the pictures I take invoke an emotion in me that i hope translates to those that look at my images.

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May 04, 2013

great idea! it gives you a chance to do time lapse photos too.


May 03, 2013

One of the challenges I have with Macro photography especially in the backyard is wind. This is my Kryptonite. Patience is a virtue and if you wait you will be rewarded. However, the changing light limits how long you can wait and the quality of the images. If anyone has some creative suggestions to minimize the impact of wind, it would be greatly appreciated. thanks


April 23, 2013

Great blog, thanks for sharing.


April 23, 2013

Nice one!!!Good idea to combine backyard with photoshooting!:)


April 23, 2013

Nice image! And yes, we need to take advance of little things that we have around, like the flowers in our backyard!


April 22, 2013

Nice little post! It's true that we often tend to think that we need to go far to get some nice pictures. Our backyard is the 1st place we should think of, and it's a good place to practice photography too!