40 ‘Mildly Interesting’ Things Spotted In Nature That Are Actually Surprising (New Pics)
We hope you’re mildly prepared to mildly feast your eyes on some mildly interesting photos, Pandas! We’re mildly hopeful that you’ll be mildly impressed. Can you tell that we’re talking about the massively popular r/mildlyinteresting subreddit yet? What gave it away?!
Nature’s full of minor daily miracles, and today, we’re sharing some of the best ones with you. From cute animals and gorgeous nature pics to weird fruits and veggies and instances of strange weather, we’ve collected some of the more interesting nature-related images that were shared by the r/mildlyinteresting community.
Scroll down for the best coffee break you’ve had all week, and remember to upvote your fave pics. Which photos did you enjoy looking at the most and why, Pandas? Did any of these pics spark something bigger than merely mild interest? Mosey on down to the comment section and share some of your thoughts with all the other readers. Us? We’re particularly big fans of the teeny-tiny pineapples. Just look at them!
Found A Stone With Dried Seaweed Attached To It
Bored Panda wanted to learn more about nature photography, so we got in touch with professional photographer Dominic Sberna, from Ohio. He kindly shared his insights about capturing the colors that we see, what to keep in mind if you're just starting out, and the fundamentals to keep in mind.
With autumn in full swing, we're seeing a lot of gorgeous colors popping up everywhere. Unfortunately, there's often quite a big difference between what we see and what capture with our phones and cameras. Many of you Pandas might relate to that. We asked photographer Dominic for his opinion about capturing nature's colors 'as they are.'
He said that it all comes down to remembering what the view looked like and editing and adjusting the photos afterward using digital software.
"A camera can do only such a good job of capturing the colors, but bringing out those details in post-processing is what's going to make your images pop," he explained.
The Way These Water Droplets Collected On The Edge Of My Strawberry Plant
I Found A Pink Grasshopper
"Of course, you need to take a good exposure and overall photo in the first place too."
When it comes to advice that the pro would give amateurs who are just now taking their first steps into the realm of nature photography, Dominic said that it's essential not to overthink and just start taking photos.
"Just get out there and shoot. Don't always be so focused on the obvious because you may miss the subtle. Be aware of your surroundings," he gave some tips.
Meanwhile, photographer Dominic said that depending on the type of nature photography that you're doing, it can vary greatly, compared to others forms of the art.
"It [nature photography] is really a catch-all category that has subgroups, but at the core nature and portrait are the same. You need to have good composition and the audience should know what the subject is."
Today's Sun Eclipse As Seen At Sunset Resembled A Giant Cat's Head
This Little Guy Grabbed An Equally Little Watermelon From My Garden
The Person Who Lived In My Apartment Before Me Planted Pineapples
The r/mildlyinteresting community is a real powerhouse not just on Reddit, but on the internet as a whole. The subreddit has a jaw-dropping 20.8 million members who share photos of things and events they thought were low-key fascinating.
In the decade+ that the ‘Mildly Interesting’ online group has existed, it has become one of the most recognizable subreddits online. Putting any possible alien invasions and/or world-ending events aside, we don’t see the sub suddenly losing popularity any time soon.
One Of Our Barn Kittens Has Both Stripes And Spots
I Ran Out Of Gas And Got Stuck In The Windows Screensaver
There’s a lot of subjectivity at work when considering what is and isn’t an ‘interesting’ pic, of course. But the beauty of the sub is just how open and welcoming it is.
Everyone can share their (mild) daily interests, whatever they might be. Only original photos are allowed, though. And we feel that this particular part is what has driven the success of the community as a whole: members are encouraged to be original and active. There’s a ton of interaction here.
72 Carat Tourmaline
Sunrise In Amsterdam, Same Spot, Same Time, 24h Apart
What’s more, you get a far broader appreciation of the nuances of living on Planet Earth when you see it from a variety of angles, not just looking at the same pics and screenshots that have been reposted a hundred times.
If you ever plan on being an active member of r/mildlyinteresting, remember that the entire point is what you find interesting. So grab your phone and share a moment from your daily lives, Pandas. Getting upvotes, awards, and positive comments is always nice, but real, deep satisfaction comes from participating in a community and being part of a greater whole. And, hey, if your photo goes viral, it’s just the cherry on top.
Came Home Today And Found This Bird On My Balcony Chair Fully Equipped With Nest And Egg
Came Across A Dual Colored Tulip Today
Taking a quality photo of the treeline, a weird vegetable, or the sky can be challenging when you consider all the things you have to take into account. From the lighting and the angle of the photo to how you plan on framing the shot. However, that pales in comparison to how tough it can be when taking pics of nature’s residents, the animals scurrying about and going about their day.
Not too long ago, Bored Panda spoke about animal and pet photography with Toronto-based professional photographer Karen Weiler, of Posh Pets Photography, as well as Michelle Wood, a member of the popular and feel-good Comedy Pet Photography Awards and The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards team.
According to pet photographer Karen, the experience of photographing animals depends very much on the species, as well as the individual. She regularly works with cats and dogs, but also takes photos of other domestics, occasionally.
Beer Where The Label Matches The Location
The Sun Reflecting Off My Side Mirror Melted A Mirror-Shaped Hole In The Frost On The Window
"Rabbits, guinea pigs, and hedgehogs are fun, but working with them is completely different. It is all about learning about their behaviors and finding the way that they communicate so that you can capture their attention in a kind and enjoyable way," Karen, the founder of Posh Pets Photography, said.
"The biggest difference between studio and outdoor sessions is the fact that you WILL need additional light in the form of strobe/flash/constant light sources for indoor, studio work. While I personally choose to blend ambient and flash ‘in the wild’ during most of my sessions, there are many photographers that use natural light only outside,” the pet photographer told Bored Panda.
This Perfect Double Colored Leaf On My Plant
Saw This Weird Cloud While Running
It's a contrail of the Space X liftoff.
Rainbow On (Behind) The Horizon. Origin Is Behind The Curve
“It is good to be able to do both as some pets do react adversely to strobe light. It’s rare, but it happens. So, having the option to photograph using available, natural light is an asset," she said.
Meanwhile, getting to know your camera and anticipating animal behavior will set you up for success. “Also, try to control your lighting—even if it just means altering your position to take the photo from a better angle. But, ultimately, if you see a moment, take the photograph. It is better to have tried and have a chance of capturing the moment than to have missed it completely.”
My Drain Was Blocked So I Pulled It Up And A Frog Came Out
A Condemned Apartment Complex On My Way To Work Had A Tree Growing Out The Side Of It
A Branch I Cut Off Today Had A Little Star In The Center
Michelle, from the Comedy Pet Photography Awards team, noted that when it comes to photography, you often have a lot more control over your pet (unless it’s a cat!) than a wild animal.
"With a pet, it might be possible to help the narrative along a little, with treats, commands, some training, and help from whoever happens to be in the house. It’s a bit trickier out in the bush when observation and patience are key. But there are so many types of amazing wildlife to photograph and some much closer to home than you think. And you always need a bit of luck in both genres," Michelle told us.
One of the best qualities for a photographer to have, according to her, is patience. You need to learn an animal’s habits and routine inside and out, and you can’t rush the process.
There’s A Dried Flower In This 165 Years Old Latin Book I Just Found In Our Attic
"It can really help to know, for example, where to position yourself at certain times of the day, when the light is best and you know the animal—wild or domestic will be most at ease being photographed,” she said.
"Photography should be fun and rewarding but sometimes it seems like you have wasted a lot of time when you haven’t got the shot you wanted. We would say, firstly keep your expectations low, see how it goes, enjoy the process not just the outcome, you’ll be learning all the time and sometimes the mistakes teach us more than the brilliant shots. And keep going!! There’s always a new shot to be had.”