Weekly Photography Assignment: Garden Wildlife

backyard birds of North America

Each week we’ll be giving you a theme that you can submit a photo for, and we’ll choose our favourite to be featured on the Nature TTL website. Participating in these assignments will be a great way for you to encourage yourself to push the boundaries of your photography and improve together as a community on the website.

Enter to be our Monthly Assignment Winner!

From these weekly favourites, each month we will select one exceptional image, crowning the photographer as the Monthly Assignment Winner. This talented photographer’s captivating image will be shared on our Instagram story and in our newsletter.

Remember to include your Instagram handle in each weekly entry for a chance to be featured!

Week 272: Garden Wildlife

Our theme this week is Garden Wildlife, and we’d love to see how you can capture the examples of nature in your garden on camera. Perhaps you will photograph songbirds in the morning on your birdfeeder, or on a fence. Maybe you have regular mammal visitors to your garden, such as squirrels or foxes. Perhaps you will look for macro life in the flowers of your plant bed. And if you don’t have a garden of your own, head out to your local green space and look for the local wildlife there. Whether you’re a seasoned nature photographer, or are new to the genre, the options for capturing new and interesting garden wildlife photos are endless, and we can’t wait to see what inspiring shots you can create.

Here are some tutorials to help you:

To enter your photo to this assignment, add it in the comments below this post. By submitting your photo, you are giving us permission to feature your photo the following week if it is chosen as one of our favourites. Please keep images under 2MB in size otherwise you may have difficulty uploading them.

weekly photo assignment
To enter your photo, look at the comments at the bottom of the page and press the ‘Upload Image’ button.

Here are some guidelines to keep things running smoothly:

  • Photos must be your own work
  • Please enter no more than 3 photos per week
  • Please only enter photos taken within the week of the assignment
  • Include a description with your photo and tell us a bit about it!

You have until next Monday, 8th of April, to submit your photo.

Last week’s winner

Last week’s theme was Signs of Spring – and our favourite image this week is:

This week’s winner is this image, captured by Flynn Thaitanunde-Lobb of ‘blooming daffodils in the morning light.’

This a beautiful springtime capure that truly speaks to the emergence of the season. The tonal qualities here compliment eachother very well, and the use of bokeh futher highlights the flower in question. The additional creative choices of water droplets and soft focus on our main subject further emphasise its delicate nature, and allow for a delightful image of well-loved subject. Well done, and thank you to all who entered!


Howdy by Jim Nelson on 500px.com
Robin on the garden fork. by Mike Turtle on 500px.com
Yummy by Giorgia Caserio on 500px.com

Images embedded from 500px.com.


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