|Cleome's little details highlighted with dark background.|
Go outside near dusk (that would be when the sun has set but you can still see to walk around) with your camera on flash. You may also want to use bug spray because that's prime time for biting insects.
|Annual grass that only looks totally red in the sun.|
|Yarrow heads are made up of tiny flowers.|
|Hosta "Prairie Dazzler" was hybridized for it's gold crepe leaves.|
Another reason is it will show the actual color and details of the items much better than when it's only accented with the sun. The sun can distort color or have it so bright the details are fuzzy.
|Donkey Tail Spurge with a drop of rain.|
|This big boy was very happy to have his picture taken and|
even had a drop of rain on his wing.
|Maple leaves showing Chlorosis.|
The wind often dies down at dusk and this will allow for fewer fuzzy pictures brought on by movement.
|Western sky in late fall.|
Getting close ups of things is always a bit tricky in full sun. With a flash and photo cropping, it can give you some super natural and abstract looking pictures. Let your inner artist shine!
If you're a picture taking gardener like me, click on the top picture and look at them in a larger format. Now outside to weed - the daily task all gardeners in this area have had this summer.