Cynthia Bergsbaken Photography

Cynthia Bergsbaken Photography

South African Dry River bed

"I love  nature photography."

Nature has been a place that Cynthia calls a "healing balm for the weary."

"Nature has so much to offer, whether it's the beauty, the sounds, the fragrances, or the sites.   Most people don't slow down enough to simply enjoy what is in front of them."

 Thus, Cynthia started taking photos with her iPhone 5 and sharing them on Google Plus.

Cynthia has traveled to other states within the USA and other countries.  She has the desire to share the beauty she sees through the eyes of her camera.

Cynthia likes to work with Macro photography and most other types of photography.  She enjoys taking photos of plants with bugs and writing information about the photo's object.  Although she is not limited to taking plant and bug photos.

Cynthia is self-taught with the aid of watching and learning from, "Fundamentals of Photography with Joel Sartore" (photographer for National Geographic) from "The Great Courses."  

Cynthia goes out and follows her gut instincts on what she wants to convey in the photo.
"All photos have merit."  

Cynthia wants to "bring out" the emotions in a person.  "I try to take a photo that will create some sort of positive emotion from the person viewing the photo."

"My goal is to show the beauty of nature through my camera lens.  Taking the ordinary and showing how extraordinary it really is."  Cynthia Bergsbaken

Cynthia  showcased her photos at a local art exhibit, on Feb. 13, 2020.  

Art Exhibit poster

On November 1, 2020, Cynthia placed 1st in the South Dakota State University Native Plant contest.  There were 94 photos judged by four judges from across South Dakota, USA.
Here is the her winning photo of a Purple Prairie Clover.
This winning photo  will be used in education/advertising for the SDSU Native Plant Initiative.

Winning photo, judged by South Dakota State University/ Purple Prairie clover.

To see what photos she has for sale at this time, please go to

Desert Life, Palm Springs, CA, USA

For more photography, check out my newest page, Inspired by Native American Culture.

Otherwise find most of my photography on social media.  Follow the links listed above on this page.


National Wildlife Federation's "Garden for Wildlife 2022" photo contest.

Cynthia entered the National Wildlife Federation, "Garden for Wildlife 2022" photo contest.
Her photo shown below, was placed in honorable mentions for this contest. The link to see all photos is below. 
"I am honored to have been chosen for honorable mention! I am also excited about this. There were a lot of beautiful photos taken by others. A lot of awesome photographers out there."

"I am thankful my Dad and Mom suggested I enter this contest. It's always a bit overwhelming to think you have any chance of being selected out of so many amazing photos out there. In fact it felt a bit overwhelmed to make sure my photos were edited correctly following the contest's rules.
I took a chance. And I am super happy I tried. Thank you Dad and Mom!"
Wildlife Observations Where People Live, Work, Play, Learn, and Worship entry.
Cynthia Bergsbaken
"A Dew-Covered Dragon Fly, South Dakota."

Giclée Nature Photo prints

Giclée photo prints are archival quality reproductions  that have been made with the highest quality of materials and the best ink out in the world.  Giclée prints are known to be the most refined prints being made in the world today.

Each Giclée print is a reproduction of my original nature photo that was produced through a professional art imaging company located in Minneapolis, MN. 

Giclée prints will last for decades.

Each Giclée photo print can be ordered in  Standard paper or Premium (Rag Cotton paper) Giclée.  Standard paper means it is not as thick as Rag cotton paper Giclée prints.  The Standard Giclée photo prints are archival, lasting for many generations instead of forever.  They are still professional, beautiful, and will last a life time.

To order a photo you've seen on one of my sites, please email Cynthia at or use the Contact form on the Homepage of this web site.

Pick to Order: 

a).  11 x 14 inch Standard Giclée photo print 
b).  11 x 14 inch Premium Giclée photo print

***All original content is copyrighted by Cynthia Bergsbaken, Perceptive Blogger & Reiki in the Prairie LLC.
Reiki in the Prairie LLC is a legal Entity under law,  2015.
April 11, 2020
Plagiarism is a crime. 


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