Cricket on mums

2 10 2019

iPhone 8Plus, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

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Indian corn closeup

2 10 2019

iPhone 8Plus, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

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Mums

2 10 2019

iPhone 8Plus, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

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It’s the bee’s knees!

9 09 2019

Bumblebee on Peruvian lily (Alstroemeria) iPhone 8Plus, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode

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Honeybees on white asters

9 09 2019

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

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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Tryst on Celosia

9 09 2019

I believe this is a pair of Margined Leatherwings (a type of soldier beetle) engaged in a tryst on a spire type Celosia. (iPhone 8Plus, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode)

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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Siberian iris ‘Blue Moon’

7 05 2019

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Scilla siberica ‘Spring Beauty’

7 04 2019

Scilla siberica ‘Spring Beauty’ (also known as Spring Beauty Scilla, Wood Squill or Siberian Squill) Photographed with an iPhone 8Plus using the 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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White Prickly Poppy

22 03 2019

White Prickly Poppy (Argemone albiflora spp. texana) is also known as the bluestem prickly poppy or the Texas prickly poppy.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. (iPhone 8Plus with Camera+2 app in macro mode)

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iPhoneography: Nasturtium

18 02 2019

Nasturtium (iPhone 8Plus, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode)

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iPhoneography: Bearded iris

18 02 2019

Bearded iris (iPhone 8Plus, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode, Snapseed2 app border)

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iPhoneography: Texas mountain laurel

18 02 2019

Texas mountain laurel (Sophora secundiflora)

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

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iPhoneography: ‘Flame of Jamaica’

18 02 2019

‘Flame of Jamaica’ (Euphorbia punicea), from the Spurge family (iPhone 8Plus, Camera+2 app in macro mode)

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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iPhoneography: Anthurium

17 02 2019

iPhone 8Plus, Camera+2 in macro mode

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iPhoneography: Blooming aloe vera

13 02 2019

Photographed at Mission Concepcíon in San Antonio, Texas (iPhone 8Plus, Camera+2 app in macro mode)

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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iPhoneography: Live oak tree with Tillandsia air plants

13 02 2019

Photographed at Mission San José in San Antonio, Texas

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iPhoneography: Carolyn’s paperwhites

13 02 2019

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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iPhoneography: Ginkgo canopy

5 11 2018

Ginkgo grove at the Blandy Experimental Farm and State Arboretum in Boyce, VA

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. (iPhone 8Plus, Snapseed app border)

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iPhoneography: Ginkgo leaves

5 11 2018

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Ghost fish in the sky

15 10 2018

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Indian Creek Canal koi

15 10 2018

When I was driving en route home from San Antonio back to Virginia in early August, I stopped to visit my friends Sue and Steve in Huntsville, AL. Sue took me back to the Indian Creek Canal to shoot some photos of the beautiful koi with my iPhone 8Plus. I went a little crazy, running back and forth to capture these images (especially following the beautiful gold koi)!

The canal was the first one in Alabama, incorporated in 1820 and completed in 1931. It was constructed to the Tennessee River to facilitate the transportation of cotton to market. Developers were Thomas Fearn, LeRoy Pope, Stephen S. Ewing, Henry Cook, and Samuel Hazard.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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iPhoneography: PowWow Wild Berry Coneflowers

11 09 2018

iPhone 8Plus, Camera+2 app in macro mode, Snapseed app borders

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iPhoneography: Springfield Farmer’s Market

11 09 2018

iPhone 8Plus, Snapseed app borders

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iPhoneography: Zinnias

23 08 2018

Zinnias (iPhone 8Plus, Camera+2 app in macro mode, Snapseed app border applied)

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iPhoneography: Flower fly on Rudbeckia

15 08 2018

Flower fly (also known as Hover fly) on Rudbeckia bloom, against a backdrop of caladium leaves (iPhone 8Plus, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode)

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iPhoneography: Bumblebee on Coneflower ‘Cheyenne Spirit’

14 08 2018

iPhone 8Plus, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

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iPhonegraphy: Coneflower ‘Cheyenne Spirit’

14 08 2018

iPhone 8Plus, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

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iPhonegraphy: Lantana

14 08 2018

iPhone 8Plus, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

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iPhonegraphy: Mandevilla

14 08 2018

iPhone 8Plus, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

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iPhonegraphy: ‘Oriental Ruby’ daylily

12 08 2018

Hemerocallis ‘Oriental Ruby’ (iPhone 8Plus, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode)

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iPhoneography: ‘After Eight’ Oriental lily

9 06 2018

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

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iPhoneography: Lupine

9 06 2018

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

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iPhoneography: Eastern prickly pear cactus

9 06 2018

Eastern prickly pear cactus blooms (Opuntia humifusa), photographed at Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, Delaware. iPhone 7Plus, Camera+ app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

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iPhoneography: Cucumber beetle on Gerbera daisy

9 06 2018

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

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iPhoneography: Gerbera daisy

9 06 2018

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

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iPhoneography: Poppy

9 06 2018

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

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iPhoneography: Asiatic lily

9 06 2018

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

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iPhoneography: Asiatic lily

9 06 2018

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

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iPhoneography: Japanese iris

3 06 2018

Surprise Japanese iris blooms! I saw two purple buds a few days ago and thought maybe it was a straggler from the purple and white ones that finished blooming weeks ago, but when the buds opened this morning, I knew it wasn’t. I honestly don’t remember planting this (which sounds like something I might do!). iPhone 7Plus, Camera+ app in macro mode, Snapseed app border

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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.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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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.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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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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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: Bradford pear blooms

3 04 2018

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

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iPhoneography: Saucer magnolia blooms

3 04 2018

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iPhoneography: Sunday sky in Texas

5 03 2018

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iPhoneography: Last of the fall leaves

12 12 2017

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