In my garden: Bearded iris ‘Poem of Ecstasy’

13 05 2018

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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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WEB Fuschia Speckled BIris





Japanese Roof iris

13 05 2018

Japanese Roof iris, photographed at Green Spring Gardens

Nikon D850 / Nikkor 105mm micro

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WEB Japanese Roof Iris x3





In my garden: Bearded iris

13 05 2018

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

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WEB Dark Maroon BIris





Bearded iris ‘Megabucks’

13 05 2018

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

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

WEB Megabucks tucked in





Bearded iris

13 05 2018

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

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

WEB Purple Freckled BIris





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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WEB Purple White BIris





Bearded iris ‘Megabucks’

12 05 2018

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

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WEB Megabucks against sky





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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WEB Lilac Yellow Bearded Iris





In my garden: Bearded iris

12 05 2018

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

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WEB Lilac Bearded Iris Solo





In my garden: Bearded iris

12 05 2018

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

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

WEB Golden Iris





Osteospermum (Cape daisy)

7 05 2018

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

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WEB Purple Osteospermum





Double Late Tulip ‘Orange Princess’

2 05 2018

Nikon D850 with Nikkor 105mm micro lens

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WEB Orange Princess Solo





Shooting Star

1 05 2018

Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia)

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WEB Shooting Star 1

 





Double Late Tulip ‘Orange Princess’

1 05 2018

Double Late Tulip ‘Orange Princess’ (I’m hunting bulbs these down for my garden!) They’re simply stunning blooms–love the green streaks that run through the orange and yellow. This particular shot isn’t heavy on the green striations; I’ll share one that shows more of this color contrast. This was shot with the new Nikon D850 and the Nikkor 105mm micro lens.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

WEB Orange Princess Tulip x2





iPhoneography: Orchids

30 04 2018

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

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Pink Orchids hirez





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+ with the Camera+ app in macro mode. Grunge border was added in the Snapseed app.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

Blue Flowers GS





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+, 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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WEB Tulip Window





Bearded iris

27 04 2018

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WEB Purple White Iris Solo





Bearded iris

27 04 2018

I think this is a dwarf or intermediate bearded iris (hybrid name unknown).

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WEB Purple White Iris





Camellia ‘Jerry Hill’

27 04 2018

Jerry Hill Camellia (Camellia japonica ‘Jerry Hill’)

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WEB Pink Tree Rose





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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Daffodil Tulip Group WEB





Curl

12 04 2018

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Curly Tulip WEB





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:

Snapshots HIREZ article





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

© 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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Smart Phone Nature Photography Workshop at Green Spring Gardens

4 03 2018

Here’s the info on my first smart phone nature photography workshop at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA (Saturday, May 5, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm). The class will cover smart phones in general (Android and iPhones welcome)!

Smart Phone Nature Photography
(Adults) Learn techniques to improve your smart phone nature photography with the help of professional photographer Cindy Dyer. Get a better understanding of composition, color and lighting and how to use your camera settings to capture what you intend. Practice what you learned with an in-class garden photography shoot, critique and lesson on editing. $52/person. Code 290 232 6001.

Register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes or call 703-642-5173.

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

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In the garden: my meager pepper harvest

20 09 2017

Sadly, not quite enough to start my roadside farm stand!

Shot with my iPhone 6s on my glasstop patio table; Snapseed app border

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WEB Meager Pepper Harvest





Re-post: Celebrate Home Magazine, fall issue

4 09 2017

In 2012, Barbara Kelley and I launched Celebrate Home Magazine, a quarterly lifestyle publication. Visit our website at www.celebratehomemagazine.com. We published four issues (fall 2012, winter 2013, spring 2013 and summer 2013).

Click the link below to download a two-page spread pdf of the magazine:

CelebrateHomeMagFall2012 Spreads

Click the link below to download a pdf designed for single page printing:

CelebrateHomeMagFall2012 Pages

Want to order a print copy of Celebrate Home Magazine? Click here, then sign up for a free magcloud.com account. You can download the FREE pdf or purchase a print copy on this link.