A low-level HDR side view of this Purple Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata) highlights the otherworldly appearance, particularly the superstructure. The five anthers and filaments, three stigmas and styles, and the bulbous ovary somewhat resemble the alien craft in War of the Worlds.
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.

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