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Photographer captures the beauty of Duke Gardens

Posted April 18, 2014

— The tulips are in full bloom at Duke Gardens in Durham. 

The 55 acres of flowers and plants attract photographers from all across the world who are looking to capture the spectacular sight. 

"I like seeing God's beauty and being able to capture the image of his beauty," said photographer Bob Ayers. 

Ayers, a retired engineer, has mastered the technology of his Nikon and has taken at least 15,000 pictures at Duke Gardens. His photos have graced the covers of calendars and publications. 

"When I get a response from somebody who says they enjoy this picture, that makes my day," he said. 

More than 300,000 visitors from all over the world visit Duke Gardens annually. Admission is free, and the gardens are open from 8 a.m. to dusk 365 days a year.





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