Embrace the conditions
Whether it’s a bright sunny day or overcast, make the most of it as these delicate flowers won’t hang around forever.
Cloudy days are perfect for soft, even lighting, and will really make colours stand out, while you also avoid running the risk of harsh shadows ruining your shot. Should the sun come out though, don’t put your camera away – the light will entice flowers to open up and reveal their true nature. To try and avoid shadows becoming an issue though, use a white reflector (or even a sheet of white card) to bounce light back or shoot into the light for some potentially striking backlit shots.
With the weather often unsettled at this time of year, rain and wind are never far away. Should the heavens open, wait until the rain has stopped and then head out to capture the delicate water droplets that have settled on the leaves and petals of the flowers. If it’s windy, then try and find a sheltered spot from which to shoot.