American lotus

11 07 2021

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Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro





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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Irises at Green Spring Gardens

19 05 2021

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Bleeding hearts

18 05 2021

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(Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro lens)





Japanese Roof Iris

29 04 2021

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Nikon D850 / Nikkor 105mm micro





Siberian iris with bumblebee

26 04 2021

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In the studio: Michael Powell

2 01 2021

Having fun with my studio partner, Michael Powell—shooting with the mirrorless Nikon Z50 and the 16-50mm kit lens (and a fun, inexpensive (less than $20!) paint splatter background I ordered from Amazon). You can see Michael’s gorgeous nature photography on his blog here.

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In the studio: Barbara Kelley (installment #3)

16 12 2020

Model: Barbara Kelley, Executive Director of the Hearing Loss Association of America

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In the studio: Barbara Kelley (installment #2)

16 12 2020

Model: Barbara Kelley, Executive Director of the Hearing Loss Association of America

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. (Nikon D850, Nikkor 85mm lens)

 

 





Morning glory blooms

17 07 2020

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WEB Morning Glories





Daylily

14 07 2020

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WEB Blush Peach Daylily

 





Rudbeckia

14 07 2020

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WEB Rudbeckia Jumble

WEB Rudbeckia Group

 





Tiny Daylily

14 07 2020

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WEB Tiny Daylily

 





Crocosmia

14 07 2020

Crocosmias are part of the Iris family. Originally from South Africa, the name comes from the Greek words for “saffron” and “smell.”

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WEB Red Exotic Flower





Bumblebee on Coneflower

13 07 2020

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WEB Bumblebee Coneflower





Daylilies

13 07 2020

For this shot, I diffused the light shining directly on the daylilies, but allowed the bright dappled sunlight to filter through in the background.

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WEB Three Red Daylilies




Daylilies

13 07 2020

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WEB Maroon Yellow Daylilies





Daylily

13 07 2020

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WEB Meadowlark Daylily 1





Juvenile Widow skimmer dragonfly

13 07 2020

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WEB Widow Skimmer





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





Alstroemeria (Peruvian lilies)

17 09 2019

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro

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WEB Peruvian Lily





Thunbergia (Black-eyed Susan vine)

17 09 2019

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro

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WEB BlackEyedSusanVine





Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus)

17 09 2019

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro

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WEB Pink Periwinkle





Stack ‘o butterflies

10 09 2019

I think the top and bottom ones might be Clouded Sulphurs, middle one is a Variegated Fritillary; feasting on Purple coneflowers (with purple Lantana in the background)

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro lens, 1/250 sec, f/14, ISO 400

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Stacked Butterflies WEB





Bumblebees on Mexican sunflower

9 09 2019

Table for two! Tiny bumblebees feasting on a Blanket flower (Gaillardia)

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro lens, 1/250 sec, ISO 400, f/14

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Bumble Blanket WEB

 





Balloon flower

10 07 2019

Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus), Nikon D850 / Nikkor 105mm micro

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WEB Balloon Flower





Daylily ‘Frans Hals’

10 07 2019

(Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro)

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WEB Yellow and Rust Daylilies





Daylily

9 07 2019

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro

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WEB Rust Daylily Vert