Peruvian daffodil (Spider Lily Ismene)

14 09 2022

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Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro





Lotsa purple! Siberian irises, Columbine and Spiderwort

17 05 2022

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Siberian iris

17 05 2022

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May is one of my favorite months in the garden because it’s iris time!





Daffodils!

18 04 2022

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Nikon D850 / Nikkor 105mm micro





Tulip ‘Lady Jane’

18 04 2022

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Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro





Tulips

13 04 2022

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Nikon D850 with Nikkor 105mm micro lens





Tulip

13 04 2022

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

 





My 2022 Global Stamp Debuts!

14 03 2022

Today’s the day!

It’s the first day of issue of the 2022 Global Stamp (with my photo of an African daisy) in Kansas City, MO.

Look for it at your local post office, or you can order online here:

https://store.usps.com/store/results?Ntt=african%20daisy…

This round Global stamp can be used to mail a one-ounce letter to any country to which First-Class Mail International® service is available. As with all Global stamps, this stamp will have a postage value equivalent to the price of the single-piece First-Class Mail International first-ounce machinable letter in effect at the time of use.





Global Forever® Stamp for 2022!

12 01 2022
The USPS issued their very first Global Forever® stamp in 2013 (and it was a globe, appropriately). The USPS sends mail to over 190 countries, and guess whose photo of an African Daisy is going to be on the 2022 Global Forever® stamp? Drum roll, please…..

MINE!

I just got an email informing me that the news of the debut was released to the public today, so I can share the exciting news here!

USPS Reveals More Stamps for 2022: https://about.usps.com/…/0111-usps-reveals-more-stamps…

You can send 1 oz letters or postcards around the world with one Global Forever® stamp, which currently costs $1.30 and never expires, even if the postage price goes up. For large envelopes (flats) up to 15.994 oz, postage prices vary based on weight and destination.

The African Daisy stamp is being issued in self-adhesive panes of 10. This stamp will be released in Kansas City, MO, without a first-day-of-issue ceremony, on March 14. Sometimes the Postal Store will allow you to pre-order stamps from their website. I think they sometimes put issuances on pre-sale 30 days before issuance, so you might check out their site mid-February: usps.com/shop and then go to Stamps and search for African Daisy.

This is the 11th image I’ve had published as a Forever® stamp. Previously, I had images for: Ferns 2014, Water Lilies 2015 and Kenilworth Park (as part of the National Park Service 100th Anniversary 16-stamp panel) in 2016.





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.





Alliums

19 05 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)





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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Japanese Roof Iris

29 04 2021

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Nikon D850 / Nikkor 105mm micro





Roof iris ‘Alba’

26 04 2021

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

 





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

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. (iPhone 12 Pro Max, Camera+ 2 app in macro mode)





Parrot tulip blooming in my garden

10 04 2021

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African daisy (Osteospermum)

31 03 2021

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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.”

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro

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.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. Nikon D850 / Nikkor 105mm micro
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