Friday, March 29, 2013

Get Down Onto Your Belly

Photo: Wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens
Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
The biggest tip I could give people for taking good plant pictures (other than buying a good camera to start with!) is get low, real low. Get down to the plant's level to take your photo. Sometimes in the case of tiny plants like wintergreen, it means you are at least kneeling or even on your belly to take the shot. The lovely part of getting down to take this picture was the soft and incredibly carpet-like nature of the moss bed in this beech grove (visible in this shot).