Capturing Fall (excerpt from Celebrate Home Magazine)

1 10 2019

Here’s an excerpt from our fall issue of Celebrate Home Magazine. “Capturing Fall,” written by photographer and educator Brian Loflin (featuring photographs by Brian, me, Ft Eyre, Chloe Sutcliffe, and Scott L Thomas). There’s also a list of tips I share about capturing photographs of people during this time of the most beautiful, golden light. Click on the link “CHM Fall Photography” below to download this excerpt.

© Cindy Dyer, Dyer Design and Barbara Kelley, Kelley Hospitality

CHM Fall Photography

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Vinca

17 09 2019

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro

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WEB Vinca Blooms





Skipper butterfly on Aster bloom

17 09 2019

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro

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WEB Skipper on Asters





Eastern tiger swallowtail on Vervain

10 09 2019

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro lens, 1/250 sec, f/13, ISO 400

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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)

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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)

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Daylily ‘Frans Hals’

10 07 2019

(Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro)

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WEB Yellow and Rust Daylilies





Iris fulva (Copper iris)

5 07 2019

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro

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WEB Copper Iris Group





Fringed tulips

25 06 2019

Fringed tulips (Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro)

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WEB Fringed Tulips





Spiderwort

25 06 2019

Spiderwort (Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro)

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WEB Spiderwort Group





Sharing Brian Loflin’s feature article in Bird Watcher’s Digest

12 06 2019

Fellow photographers (especially the bird-loving ones), just wanted to share my former boss / mentor / lifelong friend Brian Loflin’s latest project—a feature article in the current issue of Bird Watcher’s Digest highlighting South Texas photography ranches and bird photography. Brian writes, “These photography ranches earn a secondary revenue stream from this type of activity instead of / in addition to the traditional consumptive activity of hunting. In my wildlife photography course, I try to instill the benefit of participation in, support of and aid in building these activities.”

You can check out Brian’s photography and learn more about this wildlife photography workshops here.

I hope you enjoy the article, which begins on page 58 of the pdf. Click here to download: Loflin-birdwatchersdigestJul-2019

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Tulips

6 05 2019

Tulips in my garden (Nikon D850 with the 105mm micro lens)

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WEB Three Yellow Tulips





Camellia japonica ‘Jerry Hill’

7 04 2019

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

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Altamira Oriole

12 03 2019

Spent a wonderful afternoon at the National Butterfly Center in Mission, TX with my high school friend, Vanessa. I was using my Nikon D850 for macro shots, my iPhone for overall shots, and my Nikon Coolpix P1000 for bird shots. There is such diversity of wildlife in this sanctuary that is adjacent to Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park. I wanted to see this sanctuary before “the wall” cuts through the middle of it. I talked at length with an employee of the center and learned quite a bit about the issues related to the wall, as well as the myriad water and environmental laws that are being circumvented for this project.

This is an Altamira Oriole, just one of the many unusual birds we saw this afternoon.

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WEB Oriole





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: Blooming aloe vera

13 02 2019

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

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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: Wylie sky

12 02 2019

Sunset over Wylie, Texas (iPhone 8Plus)

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Ginkgo leaves

20 12 2018

Ginkgo leaves at Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce, VA (I was trying out my new toy–a Nikon Coolpix P1000 with a 24mm-3000mm zoom!)

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Gingko Closeup WEB





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: Gingko leaves

5 11 2018

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. (iPhone 8Plus)

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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.

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iPhoneography: Fly on PowWow Wild Berry Coneflower

11 09 2018

iPhone 8Plus, Camera+2 app in macro mode

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Fly on Wild Berry Coneflower WEB





iPhoneography: PowWow Wild Berry Coneflower

11 09 2018

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

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Coneflower Wild Berry WEB

Wild Berry Coneflowers WEB





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: Coneflower ‘Cheyenne Spirit’

14 08 2018

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

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