Having achieved their lofty goal of reaching the velvety stigmas, the exultant pollen grains peered down upon their less fortunate brethren on the anthers below. Macro capture of the business end of a pink hibiscus flower on our porch.
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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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