As a photographer of nature, there is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are only in yourself and what you allow yourself to capture. Flora and fauna photography is about capturing the perfect angle of plants or a precise moment of animals with your lens.  The images can run the gamut from a blooming flower to a swarm of sheep.

Helpful prongs for flora:

If spring and summer are near, then the excitement and potential reaches the pinnacle to shoot stunning plant and flowers. I would like to share a few tips which will help the flower to blossom in your portrait this summer.  Many questions come up before you shoot if you are not yet a professional:Which flower is the best? Which is the best format to shoot? What is the focal point or point of interest like insect stem or color? How to remove distractions?


  • To answer the last question, there are a few options open to you, like moving the distraction out of your focus.You can chop leaves off, for example, or you can move your subject.
  • At times flowers that have fallen from their stems can present fabulous subject matter. Apart from all points, the identification of the focal point is a must.This will justify where you want your viewer’s eye to be drawn.
  • Just feel free to go abstract.Sometimes going extra close and focusing is fun. According to your preference, you can choose a breezy day for a challenge or can improve your luck by shooting on a still day.
  • The key to your success is to keep it simple. Make it easy to find the focal point –do not have eyes roam around. You can try the amalgamation of rain drops and some insects, which will add that extra layer to your shots.

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Useful prongs for Fauna:

  • In wildlife photography, the name of the game is patience, whether you are trying to capture a squirrel in your backyard or a herd of elephants in sanctuary. You can’t ask them to pose for a picture; you need to be ready when they look cute or do something interesting.
  • Just remember before shooting that you are more important than any picture. A wild animal’s reaction or looks might appear docile, but remember that at any moment they can hurt you or even kill you. So don’t dare dive into an alligator’s pool or pet a porcupine, for example.
  • Patience applies equally while photographing domestic animals and pets. They can sometimes act out and become uncooperative when you are ready to shoot. So keep your calm and go step by step, bringing them to a relaxing mode.
  • Anticipation and observation will prove beneficial. Knowing which cubs are more playful and which spots tigers choose to lie down will help you get your images. Your images should reveal your intimacy and understanding of animal behavior.
  • Consider photographing animals similar to people, and be confident about what your images say about the animal.Then set all your knowledge of lighting and angles to work for the image you want.
  • If you plan to start photographing in the wild, then you should practice at the zoo, which is of course a safer place to study their behavior.
  • Don’t forget to wait, wait and wait… It takes longer to get a good wildlife shot.


Photography is not as simple as it seems. It involves focus, intuition, perception and emotion, especially when photographing nature’s fauna and flora. Here is some advice to get some great fauna and flora pictures.

  • Do not rush: professionals take three times longer than an amateur.

Professional photographers assign much more time for good pictures, which includes looking for the best angle to capture the perfect picture (they usually take at least 10 minutes).

We obtained similar results when we analyzed how long photographers take to take the picture once they have found the right angle. On average, professionals took 15 seconds longer than the amateur to identify and catch the most interesting elements of the frame. This proved to be particularly important when photographing nature.


  • Take more pictures: professionals take three times more images of a frame

Amateurs are likely to focus on a single scene that they consider the best frame, missing other excellent opportunities. Professionals, on the other hand, typically consider three times more frames than the amateur to get an excellent picture of a single frame. This was seen most clearly in nature photos, when the amateur considered only two frames versus the professional who analyzed 12. The professionals were very thorough, paying attention to all elements of the frame. Before choosing the best frame, the amateur looked around without carefully taking into account the different options and without spending enough time to look for other angles.

  • Look up, down, back and bottom

One of the most obvious differences between amateur and professional photographers was when they searched and prepared the photo’s subjects. Professionals try out every angle possible: for example, the landscape photographer came off of the path through the bushes to capture the more obscure surroundings.

  • Less is more

The final images by professionals focus on a particular element, while amateurs tried to photograph the entire frame. Professionals spent more time identifying the most interesting aspects and evaluating the best angle they could capture.

  • Work with what you have on hand

Professionals adapt very quickly to the conditions of each situation and use each element to their advantage. The nature photographers contrasted the brightly colored nature elements with gloomy weather condition and explored the combination of natural and artificial structures. It took into account various frames with trees offering an interesting form of images, but they were simple otherwise.


Sometimes you do not have enough time to capture the perfect angle, especially if your subject is wild animals. Photographers must always observe the area and then focus on a smaller portion, such as a tree or a patch of water, and turn it into a central point. Photographers must not be afraid to get closer; a few steps in front can make a difference. You should walk through the bushes long enough to find the perfect subject for the picture that you want. Take advantage of the intelligence built into the unit. Try to buy a camera with automatic scene recognition features, which will meticulously analyze the subject to photograph and adjust the focus, exposure and white balance for optimal results.


A well fabricated proverb that honors the mystical nature preaches that nobody ever becomes tired of watching the precision and nicety of a specific place’s biota, which comprises its flora and fauna.

For a long time, photography was my foxhole or you can term it as an asylum for me. At the age of 12, I first discovered an SLR camera belonging to my father in his study area. That very moment I took my first shot and literally fell in love with the sound of pictures being taken, and thereafter the flame of curiosity for photography never dissipated.I always felt that the connection to the imagination is a personal one, and the perception of photography is similarly solitary. All of us have an inner world with its own language which we try to identify and express throughout our life.

Sometimes when you see another person’s photography you feel like getting to know their inner world, and a reflection of who he or she is always isdepicted in their work. Everything in me began to emerge not in a particular order but with all necessary analytical processes:



There should be a conscious choice and love to be a naturalist. You may not have an understanding of what is good, what works and what doesn’t, and you may be a complete newbie in terms of technical aspects of photography. But the bottom line should be your desire to photograph. My creativity with flora and fauna started budding up with nothing else other than experimentation and intention.


Slipping into the next phase of molding yourself as a photographer is pretty obvious if you have taken the first step in an unflinching manner. This phase requires a lot of involvement and awareness. You should have a clear, heightened consciousness about the flora and fauna of your surroundings. As a lover of nature and photography, I visited various places which are rich in opportunities and stories.

It is a voila moment at this second stage to capture a brilliant piece of schimasuperba, a beautiful wild relative of tea, or a tiny fir seedling poking its head through the leaf litter. In this phase, I tried experimenting in various institutes of botany, nature reserves and regeneration sites.



I entered phase three when I had a vision in my mind about my final product andwhat it should look like. You need to communicate and imagine from a viewer’s perspective, and achieve a level of technical skills which will consistently repeat the beauty of the flowers, plants and wildlife around. You should feel that there is practically nothing left unconsidered, and no detail is too small to be ignored. In this phase my photographs consisting of white flowers and tiny larva blooming into colorful butterflies started to fall into a communicating category of good commercial photographer without the help of the caption or intervention from my side.

And if all your slides are going ideally without any criticism and debilitation for you, then you’re playing it safe and stationary my friend.