Peonies

18 05 2019

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

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Love-in-a-mist and peonies

16 05 2017

Lovely love-in-a-mist (Nigella damscena) against a backdrop of a cluster of deep pink-red peonies

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‘Cora Louise’ peony

15 05 2017

And here’s a giant peony—first time I’ve seen this one at Green Spring. The blooms were the size of salad plates!

UPDATE 5/1/2018: Special thanks to Lisa Jackson (she runs the store at Green Spring Gardens’ Horticultural Center) for the identification on this beautiful peony. It’s an “itoh” (intersectional hybrid) peony named ‘Cora Louise.’

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Pow!

17 05 2015

Here’s a little tip to achieve this bright punch of color in the background: I had my Nikon D800 with my Nikkor 105mm micro lens on a tripod and the peony framed and focused for my composition. I held my tri-grip translucent diffuser between the sun and the peony, but I let the background to the left be illuminated by the sun—that made the green pop against this hot pink peony. Sometimes I’ll diffuse the flower and the background but in this case, that background of lime green lit by the sun is just what I needed to make this image pop!

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Another lovely Peony…

9 05 2013

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Another Peony





Peony ‘Cytherea’

5 05 2013

Paeonia ‘Cytherea’ photographed at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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Same time, last year

30 04 2009

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. —Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke

From the archives…Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in April 2008 and our garden in April 2007

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