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Palm close up

Palm close up
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Copyright: Thomas Sautter (mjdundee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 0 N: 287] (1207)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1996-11
Categories: Trees
Camera: Minolta dynax 500si super, Minolta AF 24-85mm / 3.5 - 4.5
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-03 4:30
Viewed: 5885
Points: 8
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This is the trunk section of a fan like palm tree which I saw in SE asia and the south pacific islands.
Unfortunatelly I was not able to define exactly the species.
Information from Wikipedia:
Arecaceae (also known as Palmae), the Palm Family, is a family of flowering plants, belonging to the monocot order, Arecales. There are 202 currently known genera with around 2,600 species, most of which are restricted to tropical or subtropical climates. Of all the families of plants, the Arecaceae is the most easily recognizable as distinct by most persons. The type member of this family is the areca palm, the fruit of which is chewed with the betel leaf and often confused with it. The Date Palm, Rattans, and Coconut also belong to this family. Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil produced by the oil palms in the genus Elaeis. Several species are harvested for heart of palm. Palm sap is sometimes fermented to produce palm wine. The Palm Sunday festival uses palms, hence the name.

Palms first appear in the fossil record around 70-80 million years ago, during the Cretaceous Period, making them one of the older families of flowering plants.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-03 4:33]

Hello Thomas!
Very nice close up.Well seen and composed.POV,lighting and framing are perfect.

Great pattern and diagonals. The colour gradation looks good as well.

Regards, Petru

Excellent composition with good frame,
great lighting and very nice colour.

Hi Thomas,

Very artistic close up, well seen.

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