iPhoneography: Bearded iris

18 02 2019

Bearded iris (iPhone 8Plus, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode, Snapseed2 app border)

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In my garden: Bearded iris ‘Superstition’

13 05 2018

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Bearded iris

13 05 2018

Bearded iris (unknown cultivar), photographed at Green Spring Gardens

Nikon D850 / Nikkor 105mm micro

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In my garden: Bearded iris

13 05 2018

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

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Bearded iris

13 05 2018

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

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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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Bearded iris ‘Megabucks’

12 05 2018

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

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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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In my garden: Bearded iris

12 05 2018

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

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In my garden: Bearded iris

12 05 2018

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

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Bearded iris

27 04 2018

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WEB Purple White Iris Solo





Bearded iris

16 05 2017

Yummy sherbet colors! This Bearded iris cultivar wasn’t labeled, so I don’t know what the name is. The colors were so delicious!

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Blooming in my garden: Bearded iris

17 05 2015

And one more from my garden…Bearded iris (Iris germanica sp.) I have no idea which cultivar/hybrid this is.

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Blooming in my garden: Bearded iris (unknown variety)

17 05 2015

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Bearded iris

27 05 2014

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Blooming in my garden: Bearded iris ‘Poem of Ecstasy’

16 05 2014

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Blooming in my garden: Bearded iris

25 05 2013

Bearded iris (Iris germanica sp.)

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Bearded iris, unknown variety

23 05 2013

Bearded iris (Iris germanica), photographed at Green Spring Gardens. The parking lot was my background (and I couldn’t have that!), so I improvised by using my white tri-grip diffuser as a background. Voila!

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Bearded iris (unknown variety)

5 05 2013

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Snowberry Clearwing Hummingbird Moth

15 08 2012

Late this afternoon as I was heading out to run an errand, I just happened to have my Coolpix L110 around my neck and saw this Snowberry Clearwing Hummingbird Moth (Hemaris diffinis) fly past me. It landed on a Bearded iris leaf and stayed there for at least five minutes! I fired off a few shots from a distance of about two feet and then switched to macro mode on the L110 and moved in closer. I was able to shoot these from about seven inches away and the moth just stayed there, virtually motionless. I was able to knock off about 20 different shots (from directly behind the insect, then moving to capture a side view) until it flew away.

I’ve photographed this type of insect two other times (one in my garden here and one in Wisconsin here), but have never had one stop in one place. Before today, I had never been able to see the detail in the wings because they always seem to be in motion (much like a hummingbird, actually!). I would have preferred to diffuse the sunlight to lessen the harsh shadows, but sometimes you have to play the hand you’re dealt (or dance with the one what brung ya, or something to that effect).

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Bearded iris ‘Megabucks’

7 05 2012

Bearded iris (Iris germanica), photographed at Green Spring Gardens; I think this is the ‘Megabucks’ cultivar, and it’s one of the most unexpected, gaudiest (and prettiest) color combinations I’ve seen to date in a Bearded iris!

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Bearded iris

7 05 2012

Bearded iris (Iris germanica), photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Blooming in my garden: 42 Bearded iris!

6 05 2012

Here’s a “record shot” of my purple and white Bearded iris (Iris germanica) in bloom in my front yard. I counted 42 total between this cluster and another smaller cluster growing in the shade at the end of the sidewalk.

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Blooming in my garden: Bearded iris

25 04 2012

Bearded iris (Iris germanica)

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Blooming in my garden: Bearded iris

19 04 2012

Bearded iris (Iris germanica) ©  Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.





Re-post: Blue than blue

11 09 2011

Originally posted 2.2.2009

Remember that 1978 hit song, Bluer than Blue, by Michael Johnson? Check out the video on youtube. Kinda low budget video, isn’t it? Ah, well, it’s the song that matters, right? Another song of his that I love is, “The Moon is Still Over Her Shoulder.“

Let’s see—I’ve received three requests in response to my “what color collage next” question. One requested a collage showing variegation. One was a request for the color teal. Uh…thanks for the challenge, gals! And the third one was for blue, which just happened to be the color I was working on! (Jan of Thanks for Today blog and I were on the same wavelength.) I’ll work on those first two (more challenging) requests, but in the interim, here’s a collage of nothin’ but blue. Blue isn’t a really common color in the garden, yet I was surprised I had enough images in that color to create this collage. I would love to be able to grow the extra-heat-sensitive-needs-cool-rainy-summers (which we don’t have in Northern Virginia) lovely sky-blue Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia), a native of southeastern Tibet.

Other blue flowers include:

Statice
Sea holly (Eryngium-–which I grow in my garden—and it is a beauty)
Hydrangea
Delphiniums
Chicory (shown below)
Love-in-a-mist (Nigella—shown below)
Cornflower
‘Heavenly Blue’ Morning Glory (shown below)
Forget-me-not
Bearded iris
Himalayan blue poppy (there are other shades of blue poppies as well)
Scabiosa (beautiful pale blue; I’ve grown them but they flop over too soon!)
Scilla
Veronica Speedwell
Globe thistle (Echinops)—I have several of these in my front garden
Muscari (grape hyacinth—some varieties lean more toward blue than deep purple)
Pride of Madeira (leans toward purple-blue—unbelievably beautiful plant—wish it would grow in our area)

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Yes, another purple Bearded Iris

15 05 2011

At least this one is freckled! 🙂

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Blooming in my garden: Bearded Iris

12 05 2011

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In Karen’s garden: Bearded Iris

9 05 2011

Karen says these Bearded Iris plants have been blooming in three large pots in her backyard garden for nearly a decade. She gets fewer and fewer blooms each year because they really needed to be divided. And guess who volunteered to help her out? One, it solves her blooming problem and two, I don’t have this color in my garden!

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Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Bearded Triplets

9 05 2011

Ooooh…how orderly! (not unlike me 😉

These are just three of the 28 (yes, I counted) Bearded Iris now in bloom in our front yard garden, with many more to come…

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