Professional photographer Miles Herbert of CaptiveLight Photography has captured some heart-melting moments of harvest mice frolicking in tulips. These tiny creatures are cute on their own, but add the colorful tulips into the mix and their charm is elevated to another level.
Raised around cameras by his father, Herbert was encouraged to pursue photography professionally. Incorporating nature and animals into his work came naturally to him as he lives in the countryside. At CaptiveLight Photography, he teaches workshops on how to photograph animals, including harvest mice, whom he regards as perfect models due to their inquisitive nature.
Harvest mice are not only cute, but they also have a lot of character, according to Herbert. As they are hand-reared from a young age, they are comfortable and not intimidated by humans or their surroundings. In fact, they are often so comfortable that they try to steal food from Herbert’s hand while he is photographing them.
To ensure that the mice are at ease during the photoshoot, Herbert takes great care to make sure that they are comfortable and well-cared for. Most of the harvest mice he photographs are indoors in a studio, so it’s important that they are totally at home in their surroundings.
The key to good animal photography, according to Herbert, is patience. Animals have their own way of doing things and require time and patience to get the perfect shot. By allowing the harvest mice to get comfortable, Herbert is able to capture these adorable creatures as they go about their routine, resulting in captivating and heartwarming photographs.