Featured in Shutterbug online!

10 07 2019

Last summer I was contacted by an editor I work with through Nikon and also Shutterbug magazine. He wanted to run a photo and behind-the-shot story of one of my images in the July 2018 issue of the magazine. Then one month before its debut, the print version of the magazine folded (in other words, Shutterbug was shuttered!). This would have been the second time my work would have appeared in the print publication (the first time was when my fern stamps were featured). Last week I got an email asking if they could run it online and I said of course! So here’s the image and the behind-the-shot story. Special thanks to my friend Sherry Goldstein (the woman who pointed this beautiful critter out to me). Click on the link below to go to the post!

https://www.shutterbug.com/content/always-carry-your-camera-how-botanical-photographer-captured-beautiful-butterfly-image?fbclid=IwAR2JI7E7VTu3Ml9d3-QkTFQIHAUEGKwjWKdvMxJiwiCZcvrYjsLzaQMVJ9U

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Peony ‘Cora Louise’

20 05 2018

This one’s for you, Lisa Russell Jackson! ITOH (intersectional hybrid) Peony ‘Cora Louise’, photographed at Green Spring Gardens this afternoon. Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, 1/80, f/22, ISO 250

If you visit Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA, check out Lisa’s wonderful gift store. She has my greeting cards available, and one of the newest cards has two of these beautiful blooms on it.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

WEB White PInk Peony 2





Crab spider on Columbine bloom

16 05 2018

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, 1/100, f/18, ISO 500

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WEB White Spider 1





Crab spider on Columbine bloom

15 05 2018

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, 1/100, f/18, ISO 500

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

WEB White Spider 2





Siberian iris

15 05 2018

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, 1/100, f/9, ISO 250

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

WEB Siberian Iris 1

 





Larkspur

15 05 2018

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, 1/125, f/10, ISO 200

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

WEB Larkspur 1

 





Bearded iris

13 05 2018

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

Nikon D850 / Nikkor 105mm micro

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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





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





Bearded iris ‘Megabucks’

12 05 2018

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

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

WEB Megabucks against sky





Bearded iris

27 04 2018

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

WEB Purple White Iris Solo





Camellia ‘Jerry Hill’

27 04 2018

Jerry Hill Camellia (Camellia japonica ‘Jerry Hill’)

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

WEB Pink Tree Rose





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





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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Honey bee on Jerusalem artichoke bloom

6 08 2017

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

Honeybee on Yellow





Canna blooms

3 08 2017

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WEB Canna





Eastern Amberwing dragonfly

26 06 2017

Going through my dragonfly photo archives and came across this “high key” photo of an Eastern Amberwing dragonfly (Perithemis tenera) perched on a waterlily bud. Amberwings are one of the smaller dragonflies. The depth of field is shallow on its wings, but I like this shot because the body and head is still sharp. The high key/bright sunlight works in this photo, too. Normally I try to shoot on overcast days or use a diffuser—but you can’t really use a diffuser on moving subjects! This was shot at Green Spring Gardens a couple of years ago.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

WEB Amberwing 1





Violas

18 05 2017

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

Bicolor Violas web

Violas closeup 1 web





Larkspur blooms

18 05 2017

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

Larkspur 1 lorez





Poppy

18 05 2017

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

Poppy with Ansel Quote





Urn orchid

15 05 2017

Urn orchid (Bletilla striata); also called Hyacinth orchid; photographed at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

UrnOrchid web





Blue wild indigo

15 05 2017

Blue wild indigo or Blue false indigo (Baptisia australis), photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Baptisia Purple web





‘Tropic Night’ Iris sibirica

15 05 2017

Iris sibirica ‘Tropic Night’ (Species is native from Europe to Western Asia and Siberia); photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Night Iris WEB





‘Cora Louise’ peony

15 05 2017

And here’s a giant peony—first time I’ve seen this one at Green Spring. The blooms were the size of salad plates!

UPDATE 5/1/2018: Special thanks to Lisa Jackson (she runs the store at Green Spring Gardens’ Horticultural Center) for the identification on this beautiful peony. It’s an “itoh” (intersectional hybrid) peony named ‘Cora Louise.’

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

WhitePeony lorez

 





Cicada on Love-in-a-mist

15 05 2017

Ah…finally out and shooting flowers for the first time this season, thanks to the urging of my dear friend Michael Powell on this beautiful Sunday. We went to Green Spring Gardens to shoot and although it was pretty windy for photography, we both still managed to capture some images in between blusters! Here’s a shot I got of a cicada making its way through a cluster of love-in-a-mist blooms.

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Last week to see my exhibit at Green Spring Gardens!

18 10 2016

Be sure to sign the guestbook to enter your name in the drawing for a free gallery wrap canvas photograph from my exhibit! I’ll have photos from the reception in the next post.

Garden Muse Exhibit Postcard





Rudbeckia blooms

15 07 2016

Rudbeckia blooms; photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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WEB Rudbeckia 2-up





Jerusalem artichoke

15 07 2016

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus); photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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WEB Jerusalem Artichoke

 





Globe artichoke buds

12 07 2016
Globe artichoke buds, photographed at Green Spring Gardens
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WEB Globe artichoke