Tulips

13 04 2022

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Nikon D850 with Nikkor 105mm micro lens

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Alliums

19 05 2021

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Feed me, Seymour!

14 04 2021

This one is, well, um, interesting. It’s got a Little Shop of Horrors “Feed me, Seymour” vibe. I’ll capture it fully unfurled and see if its demeanor changes.

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Parrot tulips blooming in my new flower bed

14 04 2021

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Stack ‘o butterflies

10 09 2019

I think the top and bottom ones might be Clouded Sulphurs, middle one is a Variegated Fritillary; feasting on Purple coneflowers (with purple Lantana in the background)

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro lens, 1/250 sec, f/14, ISO 400

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Honeybees on white asters

9 09 2019

Honeybees on white asters (iPhone 8Plus, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode)

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Camellia japonica ‘Jerry Hill’

7 04 2019

Jerry Hill Camellia (iPhone 8Plus, Camera+2 app in macro mode)

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FREE MINI-MAG! Photography in the Garden

20 12 2018

In this mini-magazine, I share my tips and tricks for photographing your garden in its best light, whether you’re shooting with a DSLR, point-n-shoot, or smartphone. You’ll learn about composition, harnessing the light, photographic resources, and what’s in my bag. Photographing gardens and the natural world has been enormously rewarding for me. Below are some sample pages from the mini-magazine.

Read your manual, shoot regularly, learn how to process your digital images and above all else, always stay curious!

Click here: Cindy Dyer Garden Photography

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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

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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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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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iPhoneography: Orchids

30 04 2018

iPhone 7+ with the Camera+ app in macro mode / Snapseed app border

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iPhoneography: Spring starflowers

30 04 2018

These star-shaped, pale blue flowers with grass-like foliage are Spring starflowers (Ipheion uniflorum). This perennial is grown from bulbs and blooms in mid-spring for 3-5 weeks. Originating from Argentina and Uruguay, this plant naturalizes very swiftly, spreading by self-seeding and from bulb offsets. Often used in rock gardens and woodland gardens, they grow just 4-5 inches tall, and are perennials in Zones 6 to 7 (with mulching to protect from frost) and in Zones 8 to 9 without mulching. They can be grown in full sun to part shade, require medium watering, are low maintenance, and tolerate a wide range of soil types.

This image was captured with my iPhone 7 Plus with the Camera+ app in macro mode. Grunge border was added in the Snapseed app.

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iPhoneography: Genie in a bottle

30 04 2018

Some of the tulips yesterday had missing petals, so I was able to photograph an angle that I wouldn’t normally see with a flower. This tulip had one petal missing and the wind blew the other petals together, forming this “genie in a bottle” effect.

This image was shot with my iPhone 7 Plus, and I used the Camera+ app in macro mode. The wind made captures hit or miss at the beginning of the session, so I’m happy I was able to get some shots like this one. I also got some shots with my new D850 and Nikkor 105mm micro lens.

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Bearded iris

27 04 2018

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Daffodil and tulips

12 04 2018

My first photo with a friend’s new Nikon D850 and my Nikkor 105mm micro lens

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Featured in “Snapshots” e-newsletter!

11 04 2018
Here’s Part 1 of my article for Snapshots, an e-newsletter published by Fairfax County Park Authority. I believe Part 2 will debut in the next issue. This article offers tips for photographing with a smart phone in the garden. Thanks to editor Carol Ochs for including me in the publication! If you’re local and want to subscribe, click the link below:
 

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iPhoneography: Saucer magnolia blooms

3 04 2018

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 7Plus / Snapseed app borders

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Time to get back into the garden with your camera!

2 04 2018

It’s that time of the year again. Time for garden photography! Learn my tips for capturing beautiful shots in gardens with Nikon’s Learn & Explore series:

https://www.nikonusa.com/en/learn-and-explore/a/tips-and-techniques/how-to-grow-your-garden-photography-skills.html

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Honeybee on ‘Sombrero Adobe Orange’ coneflower

12 07 2017

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Butterfly ginger

12 07 2017

Butterfly ginger (Hedychium coronarium)

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Skipper on ‘Sombrero Adobe Orange’ coneflower

12 07 2017

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Ptilotus Exaltus ‘Joey’

12 07 2017

Here’s a shot I got at the rock garden at Green Spring Gardens. Is this not the cutest little plant? It looks like hundreds of little hot pink lipsticks. Each spike is only about 3-4″ tall. It’s a drought tolerant and heat resistant plant from Australia. It’s called Mulla Mulla or Joey Lamb’s Tail (Ptilotus Exaltus ‘Joey’) How’s that for a name?

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Bell Agapanthus

12 07 2017

Bell Agapanthus (Aganpanthus campanulatus)

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Buffet line: Skippers on Purple coneflower

12 07 2017

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Daylily ‘Moonlit Masquerade’

12 07 2017

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Eastern Amberwing dragonfly

26 06 2017

Going through my dragonfly photo archives and came across this “high key” photo of an Eastern Amberwing dragonfly (Perithemis tenera) perched on a waterlily bud. Amberwings are one of the smaller dragonflies. The depth of field is shallow on its wings, but I like this shot because the body and head is still sharp. The high key/bright sunlight works in this photo, too. Normally I try to shoot on overcast days or use a diffuser—but you can’t really use a diffuser on moving subjects! This was shot at Green Spring Gardens a couple of years ago.

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Female Blue Dasher dragonfly

26 06 2017

Female Blue Dasher dragonfly (Pachydiplax longipennis) on Sacred Lotus leaf

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Daring Jumping spider on iris

26 06 2017

Daring Jumping spider (Phidippus audax) on an iris (unknown cultivar)

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Shrub Rose ‘Zaide’

26 06 2017

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Geranium ‘Roxanne’

26 06 2017

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Star of Persia (Allium christophii)

19 06 2017

Star of Persia (Allium christophii)

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Japanese iris (unknown cultivar)

21 05 2017

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Japanese Water iris (Iris ensata ‘Pin Stripe’)

21 05 2017

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Violas

18 05 2017

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Bicolor Violas web

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Larkspur blooms

18 05 2017

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Poppy

18 05 2017

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Poppy with Ansel Quote