Purple Coneflower, Echinacae or Sun Hat (Zonnehoed), as we call it in Dutch, photographed in my Dad’s garden , East Flanders, Belgium.
Layered with textures by by frenchkisstextures.com .
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(Source: Wikipedia )
Echinacea is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family, Asteraceae. The nine species it contains are commonly called purple coneflowers. They are endemic to eastern and central North America, where they are found growing in moist to dry prairies and open wooded areas. They have large, showy heads of composite flowers, blooming from early to late summer. The generic name is derived from the Greek word ἐχῖνος (echino), meaning “hedgehog,” due to the spiny central disk. Some species are used in herbal medicines and some are cultivated in gardens for their showy flowers.

Technical Details
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
smc Pentax-DA 18-55 lens
Exposure 1/250 sec, f. 6,7 mm
focal length 55 mm , ISO 400
Date: Aug. 14, 2011
Credits: Textures by frenchkisstextures.com – Thank you!

Featured in:
1. The Grunge Art Gallery (Oct. 14, 2011)
2. Color me a rainbow (Jan. 17, 2011)
3. Flower Works (May 12, 2011)
4. In the pink (Feb. 22, 2014)

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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

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  • steppeland
    steppelandabout 3 years ago


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    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thank you so much!

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  • pdophoto
    pdophotoabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks a lot, Pierre!

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  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazeabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Cynthia!

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  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaabout 3 years ago

    Exquisite !!

  • Thank you so much, elfie for the great comment!

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  • Qnita
    Qnitaabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks a lot, Qnita, that’s the greatest compliment! ;)

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  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...about 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Diane!

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  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 3 years ago

    Well done. Great tones.

  • Thanks a lot, Rene, for the kind compliment. Much appreciated!

    – steppeland

  • WolfZorrito
    WolfZorritoabout 3 years ago

    Ik heb wat kaartjes bij je besteld :-)

  • Wow, Harry, dat zijn er niet enkele, maar echt een heleboel! Wat ben ik daar blij mee! Ik zie het als een grote blijk van waardering voor mijn werk en hoop dat de kaarten jou bij ontvangst evenveel plezier en voldoening zullen brengen als jouw bestelling mij doet! Van harte DANK! ( Ik loop op wolken voor de rest van de dag! ;) )

    – steppeland

  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghabout 3 years ago

  • Aww, that’s great, Lorraine! Thank you so much for the feature!

    – steppeland

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