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How to Photograph Wildflowers in the High Country, Part 1

Bernie Nagy Photographer Central Colorado Colorado Wildflowers nature photography photo tips Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide Rocky Mountains South Park Colorado Wildflower Photography

  Wildflowers are an important part of landscape photography. Using them as a foreground almost guarantees an interesting photo and the color that they add can be a very important part of the picture. Shooting wildflowers isn't difficult once you know a few pointers. Here are a couple that works well... I'm often asked when is the best time to shoot wildflowers in the Rockies. By mid to late June it is usually possible to find wildflowers at the seven to ten thousand foot levels. However, the real displays of high country wildflowers found at eleven and twelve thousand feet...

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Tips for wildflower photography in Colorado’s High Country

Bernie Nagy Photographer Colorado Wildflowers nature photography photo tips Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide

Photographing wildflowers close up, remember your camera records everything you see in the view finder or on the LCD screen. It will record the beauty of your subject when it is sharply focused and it pops out from its background that is kept out of focus. Be mindful, your camera will also record ugly dead sticks, wilting petals or even bug-eaten leaves. In close up shots, make the flowers look at you, which means that often you will have to get down to the same level as the flower that is just inches off the ground.    Pasque Flower and...

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