Skipper butterfly on chive bloom

26 05 2018

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro

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Japanese water iris ‘Silverband’

26 05 2018

Japanese water iris (Iris ensata ‘Silverband’) Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro

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Geranium

23 05 2018

Geranium (Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, f/16, 1/100 sec, ISO 200)

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Love-in-a-Mist

23 05 2018

Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella damascena) Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, f/18, 1/100 sec, ISO 250

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Chinese Ground Orchid (Bletilla striata)

23 05 2018

I had the most fun shooting this particular group of blooms of a Chinese Ground Orchid (Bletilla striata). The plant is appropriately named–they only grow about 1-1.5 feet tall. They were in the hosta and fern shade garden at Meadowlark Botanical Garden and the bright green sunny, dancing shapes in the background made the hot pink just pop. I spread out a trash bag because the area was quite muddy and I had my tripod way low to the ground to get the shots. I think it was well worth the effort! (Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, f/9, 1/160 sec, ISO 320)

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Iris versicolor ‘John Wood’

23 05 2018

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, f/14, 1/80 sec, ISO 400

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Allium Bulgaricum

22 05 2018

Allium Bulgaricum (Nectaroscordum siculum). This ornamental allium is easy to grow, deer-resistant, and hardy to zone 4. They thrive in sunlight and bloom in May and June. Also known as Mediterranean Bells, Sicilian Honey Lily, Ornamental Onion and Sicilian Garlic; native to the Mediterranean.

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, f/11, 1/100 sec, ISO 200

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Peony ‘Cora Louise’

20 05 2018

This one’s for you, Lisa Russell Jackson! ITOH (intersectional hybrid) Peony ‘Cora Louise’, photographed at Green Spring Gardens this afternoon. Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, 1/80, f/22, ISO 250

If you visit Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA, check out Lisa’s wonderful gift store. She has my greeting cards available, and one of the newest cards has two of these beautiful blooms on it.

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Love-in-a-Mist

20 05 2018

Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella damascena)

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, 1/80, f/14, ISO 125

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Siberian iris

20 05 2018

Iris siberica (Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro lens, 1/80, f/11, ISO 250)

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I’m likin’ this lichen!

20 05 2018

Rain is good for the garden. Too many days of rain is not good for me (or my beautiful Bearded irises, which I was fortunate to photograph in all their glory before the wet mess came). We’ve had about a week of solid rain. It let up some today and I saw a glimpse of the sun very briefly. Tomorrow’s forecast calls for sunny and no rain (yay!). I was at a Michael’s Craft Store and in the parking lot next to the car are several trees that are coated with various colors of lichen and moss. It’s actually quite beautiful and only in our rainforest-like weather could this occur. I went a little nuts with my iPhone using the Camera+ app in macro mode late this afternoon. I added the grunge borders in the Snapseed app. I plan on going back with my Nikon D850 to get some more images tomorrow.

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Lichen Moss Collage





Crab spider on Columbine bloom

16 05 2018

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, 1/100, f/18, ISO 500

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Crab spider on Columbine bloom

15 05 2018

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, 1/100, f/18, ISO 500

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Siberian iris

15 05 2018

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, 1/100, f/9, ISO 250

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Larkspur

15 05 2018

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, 1/125, f/10, ISO 200

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In my garden: Bearded iris ‘Superstition’

13 05 2018

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. Nikon D850 / Nikkor 105mm micro

WEB Purple Black BIris





In my garden: Bearded iris ‘Superstition’

13 05 2018

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In my garden: Bearded iris ‘Poem of Ecstasy’

13 05 2018

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In my garden: Bearded iris ‘Poem of Ecstasy’

13 05 2018

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WEB Purple Peach Audience





Bearded iris

13 05 2018

Bearded iris (unknown cultivar), photographed at Green Spring Gardens

Nikon D850 / Nikkor 105mm micro

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Japanese Roof iris

13 05 2018

Japanese Roof iris, photographed at Green Spring Gardens

Nikon D850 / Nikkor 105mm micro

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In my garden: Bearded iris

13 05 2018

Bearded iris (Nikon D850 / Nikkor 105mm micro lens)

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Bearded iris ‘Megabucks’

13 05 2018

Bearded iris ‘Megabucks’, photographed at Green Spring Gardens (Nikon D850 / Nikkor 105mm micro lens)

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Bearded iris

13 05 2018

Bearded iris (unknown cultivar), Green Spring Gardens (Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro)

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In my garden: Bearded iris

12 05 2018

Bearded iris (unknown cultivar name); Nikon D850 with Nikkor 105mm micro lens. I counted 67 blooms of this color in my garden this morning!

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Bearded iris ‘Megabucks’

12 05 2018

Photographed at Green Spring Gardens; Nikon D850 with Nikkor 105mm micro lens

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In my garden: Bearded iris ‘Edith Wolford’

12 05 2018

Bearded iris ‘Edith Wolford’; Nikon D850 with Nikkor 105mm micro lens

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In my garden: Bearded iris

12 05 2018

Bearded iris (unknown cultivar name); Nikon D850 with Nikkor 105mm micro lens

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In my garden: Bearded iris

12 05 2018

Bearded iris (unknown cultivar name); Nikon D850 with Nikkor 105mm micro lens

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iPhoneography: Lantana

7 05 2018

iPhone 7Plus, Camera+ app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

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Osteospermum (Cape daisy)

7 05 2018

Osteospermum (Cape daisy), Nikon D850 with Nikkor 105mm micro lens

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Double Late Tulip ‘Orange Princess’

2 05 2018

Nikon D850 with Nikkor 105mm micro lens

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Shooting Star

1 05 2018

Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia)

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