Stargazer lilies

12 07 2021

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Thought I’d play with the black velvet background behind this group of Stargazer lilies blooming in my backyard garden this afternoon. I’ve previously done single blooms (mostly of Bearded irises), but wanted to see what the effect would be for an entire grouping of blooms. I shot this image with my iPhone 12 Pro Max using the Camera+ 2 app in macro mode.





American lotus

11 07 2021

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Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro





Blue Dasher dragonfly

11 07 2021

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Nikon D850, Tamron 180mm macro





In the studio with Michael Powell (in action!)

9 07 2021

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When Michael P. and I were doing our fun portrait session last month in our shared studio, we decided to “loosen up” and get some silly shots. We were trying to decide how to show up the shoes (especially the soles) and not just by him sitting down. So the ever-energetic Michael came up with jumping and I must say I tired him out after about 20 shots! I told him to pretend he was a Rockette dancer and he should be very proud that he can kick his leg up THAT high at 66 years old (and in a suit, no less)! We knew the background wouldn’t hold his tall frame (especially when jumping that high), so we decided to share these anyway—consider them behind-the-scenes studio shots! Also, I’m not known for action shots, so there will be a technical learning curve if I pursue this type of portraiture…but we sure had fun creating the silly ones. Now if we could only build a cyclorama in the studio…..




In the studio with Michael Powell

9 07 2021

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In the studio with Michael Powell

25 06 2021
In the studio with Michael #ConversePride
Michael P says: I am celebrating Pride Month 2021 with sole. T-shirt from the Converse 2021 Pride Collection, hightop Converse All-star Sneakers 2020 Pride Edition, and white Levi’s 501 jeans.
Michael is an accomplished nature/wildlife photographer as well as a gifted storyteller. Check out his blog here: https://michaelqpowell.com/




In the studio with Michael Powell

22 06 2021

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Gladiolus in my garden

18 06 2021

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Alliums

19 05 2021

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Irises at Green Spring Gardens

19 05 2021

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Pocket garden, year #2

19 05 2021

And so it begins—my second year of creating the “hanging garden of Babylon,” as Michael calls it. This year I added a lot more punchy color with red and pink polka dot plants and geraniums with colorful leaves. I added an Asparagus fern, coleus, white and green polka dot plants, sweet potato vines in three color variations and several ivies. Stay tuned for the metamorphosis!





Bleeding hearts

18 05 2021

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(Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro lens)





Bearded irises galore in my garden (bouquet #2)

13 05 2021

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Bearded irises galore in my garden (bouquet #1)

13 05 2021

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Bearded iris blooming in my garden

8 05 2021

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Japanese Roof Iris

29 04 2021

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iPhone 12 Pro Max / Camera+ 2 app in macro mode

 





Japanese Roof Iris

29 04 2021

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Nikon D850 / Nikkor 105mm micro





Peony ‘Henri Potin’ (Paeonia lactiflora)

26 04 2021

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(iPhone 12 Pro Max, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode)





Roof iris ‘Alba’

26 04 2021

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(iPhone 12 Pro Max, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode)

 





Siberian iris with bumblebee

26 04 2021

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Photography in the Garden Mini-Magazine

14 04 2021

Here’s my updated Photography in the Garden how-to magazine. Enjoy!

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Download here: garden-howto-102020-web





Smartphone Nature Photography Workshop at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA

14 04 2021
Saturday, May 1
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
(Social distancing / masking will be in place for safety)
(16-Adult) Learn techniques to improve your smartphone nature photography with the help of professional photographer Cindy Dyer. Get a better understanding of composition, color and lighting, and learn how to use your camera settings. Then, practice what you learned with an in-class garden photography shoot, critique and lesson on editing. The program at Green Spring Gardens runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The cost is $55 per person. For more information, call 703-642-5173.
Green Spring Gardens is located at 4603 Green Spring Road in Alexandria, VA.
To register, visit https://bit.ly/3wWcBJq
Want to see more of my smartphone photography?




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 garden bed

14 04 2021

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Bleeding hearts

11 04 2021

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Parrot tulip blooming in my garden

10 04 2021

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Grape hyacinth (Muscari) blooming in my garden

9 04 2021

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African daisy (Osteospermum)

31 03 2021

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African daisy (Osteospermum)

31 03 2021

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Queso & Pixel, couch potatoes

27 03 2021

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