As I processed this ultra-macro of the 5 red stigmas (stigmata?) and styles (stalks) on a yellow hibiscus flower, this name came to me. If you stretch the imagination somewhat, they resemble microphones, and their number equals the number of members of the Stylistics, one of the great Philadephia soul groups of the 70's. The bright colors recall some of their bright costumes as well. OK, that was a stretch, but it caused me to look them up on YouTube and remind myself of their great music.
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Gary Holmes, photographer: I am an opportunist photographer of nature, landscapes, abstract, and other found objects of interest. I prefer to capture the spontaneity of things and events as they are occurring, and rarely photograph staged subjects other than portraits. Although I have been a photographer for decades, I have only been posting them for others to see since about September 2012. Although I will continue to post on 500px, I have begun to focus upon my site (gary-holmes.artistwebsites.com) on Fine Art America, which offers a wider range of printing and mounting options not currently available on 500px. As a result, I have now successfully sold several of my works. As time permits, I will continue to steadily post more of my best works on 500px and/or FAA every week. Please revisit my sites periodically.

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