Sometimes negative space is OK in the middles of the picture – it bothered me at first but them grew on me. Also they made the outline of a star shape. These are globe thistles that were next to a bright pink flower at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
A blog I follow called “The Still Blog” has a description of “the word echinacea comes from the greek word for hedgehog (echinos), because of its spiny central cone” I thought it interesting that sometimes in different places we are looking at the same thing.
My last trip to the Gardens had lots of bee pictures, so thought I’d turn them into a mandala. This flower is a purple Echinacea and the bee’s wings happened to line up to make another circle within the circle.