Description An orange tulip photographed against a white background. I then used a bright colorful texture and digital effects to give the image the look of a painting. This will brighten any room in your home, office or a lobby. Tulips are spring-blooming perennials that grow from bulbs. Depending on the species, tulip plants can be between 4 inches (10 cm) and 28 inches (71 cm) high. The tulip's large flowers usually bloom on scapes with leaves in a rosette at ground level and a single flowering stalk arising from amongst the leaves.Tulip stems have few leaves. Larger species tend to have multiple leaves. Plants typically have two to six leaves, some species up to 12. The tulip's leaf is strap-shaped, with a waxy coating, and the leaves are alternately arranged on the stem; these fleshy blades are often bluish green in color. Most tulips produce only one flower per stem, but a few species bear multiple flowers on their scapes (e.g. Tulipa turkestanica). The generally cup or star-shaped tulip flower has three petals and three sepals, which are often termed tepals because they are nearly identical. These six tepals are often marked on the interior surface near the bases with darker colorings. Tulip flowers come in a wide variety of colors, except pure blue (several tulips with 'blue' in the name have a faint violet hue).Tip of a tulip stamen. Note the pollen grainsThe flowers have six distinct, basifixed stamens with filaments shorter than the tepals. Each stigma has three distinct lobes, and the ovaries are superior, with three chambers. The tulip's seed is a capsule with a leathery covering and an ellipsoid to globe shape. Each capsule contains numerous flat, disc-shaped seeds in two rows per chamber. These light to dark brown seeds have very thin seed coats and endosperm that does not normally fill the entire seed.
Darren Fisher, Bardstown Member Since November 2013 Artist Statement 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 work of others. Landscape photography is Darren's first passion. However he enjoys the many different aspects that photography has to offer. Darren offers fine art pieces along with doing portraits and weddings. All Darren's portrait work is done on location, using the magic of natural light.