A macro shot of a Purple Coneflower. I then added effects and textures so the photo would have the look of a painting.
Purple coneflower is so easy to grow and attractive and draws so many birds and butterflies that you simply must grow it, if you have the room. Valued for its large sturdy daisylike flowers with dropping petals, this prairie native will spread easily in good soil and full sun. It is bothered by few pests or diseases. It's a great cut flower -- bring in armloads of it to brighten the house. And birds and butterflies love it. Allow it to spread so that you have at least a small stand of it. Let the flowers go to seed and the goldfinches will love you, coming to feast on the seeds daily. Butterflies and helpful bees also...
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Darren was born and raised in Virginia ,along the Blue Ridge Mountains, and is now living in Kentucky. Darren was in his mid 30s when first discovered the joy of photography. He then set out to teach himself the art and continues to work hard at creating the best photographs he can. That was over 10 years ago and since then he has become an award winning photographer.He has had several pieces of his work published.
As a cancer survivor his work has become more heartfelt and emotional. Darren enjoys sharing those aspect of photography with others.
He is really happy that he chose this road to self discovery. He feels he has a better appreciation for his work and the...
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