My sister Megan and I planted a TON of flowers this year. We were skeptical at first about whether they’d work since we hadn’t tried wildflowers here before… but wow, did they grow! We now have two little wildflower patches overflowing with blooms, plus a longer stretch of flowers near the end of our family’s garden. And, knowing me, you’ll not be surprised to hear that I have taken tons of pictures. 😉
I’ve narrowed down some of my favorite pictures to show you guys today, including a goodly selection of macro photography. I hope you enjoy these bright and colorful beauties at the golden hour!
Ahhhh, SO. PRETTY. The flowers in this picture are mostly yellow and blue, but right now there’s also a lot of pink blooms. I took these photos a while ago so the garden looks different now. 😉
We planted these two gardens mostly with packs of mixed wildflower seeds from various stores, mixing in a few of our own seeds we’d saved from former years.
A neat bonus to having a wildflower garden is that it attracts a bunch of interesting insects and butterflies! And these easy to photograph moths. 🙂
This little guy wasn’t shy at all. I photographed him with my macro lens (see “P. S.” at end of post), which requires you to get right up next to the subject – and he just sat there sipping nectar.
Ooh, I love this one! Moths look really neat (and slightly creepy) up close, particularly their eyes and proboscis, or tongue.
Look at the intricate center of this flower!
Ooh, I’m pretty proud of this one. It is extremely difficult to get sharp focus with the macro lens extension tubes I use, but with a lot of patience, many blurry photos, and a little bit of sharpening in my editor, you can clearly see the astoundingly beautiful pattern of this bachelor’s button bud.
The macro lens has a tiny depth of field, which means only a small part of your photo will be in focus. I could either focus on the center or the petals here, so I chose the tips of the petals, just for different. 🙂
Hello again, moth! I took SO many pictures of these guys. I love their neutral browns with the bright blue bachelor’s buttons!
Some of our bachelor’s buttons are actually white, lavender, or pink, since we got a variety pack. I absolutely love them! They’re definitely one of my favorite wildflowers.
I also love the simplicity and daintiness of cosmos flowers. Aren’t they lovely with the sun shining through?
These coreopsis are super bright and showy! I love the vibrant yellow and red together.
These annoying Japanese beetles are all over our garden, though not as bad as they used to be. Don’t eat the flower!
We shall end with this beetle-free photo, bathed in my favorite kind of light. ❤
Ahh, those photos make me happy. 🙂 Nature photography is one of my favorite kinds because it’s so relaxing and enjoyable. You don’t have to worry about posing anyone or even styling your subjects perfectly – you just play with your settings and have fun. I hope you enjoyed scrolling through the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!
Which photo was your favorite? What’s your favorite wildflower?
Thanks so much for reading, dears, and have a lovely day!
P. S. Photos taken with my Nikon D3400, a 50mm lens, and this macro lens extension tube set. Photos edited with picmonkey.com.