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Fanning the Breeze

Fanning the Breeze
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Copyright: Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1996-07
Categories: Trees
Camera: Asahi Pentax SP1000
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-27 5:33
Viewed: 4978
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The perfect symmetry of this palm leaf caught my eye and I clambered up a ladder (left by the grape pickers) to capture it. My hosts were hugely amused at my enthusiasm, since the palm is quite ordinary to them. The things those foreigners do, they must have thought.
Did you know:
Palm trees are native to warm areas, such as moist areas in deserts and many tropical areas. Although palm trees grow quite large they are actually more related to grass, onions, and agave than they are to most other trees. This is because they are monocots, as opposed to hardwoods (dicots) or conifers (gymnosperms).

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Bonjour Selke
Très belle présentation que tu nous fais avec cette plante ,la symétrie est vraiment parfaite ,belles couleurs et beaux détails.
Merci et au revoir....JP

Hi Silke,
Nature has created so many beautiful things. That palm leaf has great symmetry. Colors and detail look excellent. Well composed and framed.


Well composed pic showing good detail of the subject. TFS,

Hi Silke ! This palm leaf is wonderful ! The symetry is absolutely perfect. Good details and beautiful colors, very natural. I also like your POV and composition, it is niceto see some blue sky in the BG. Well done !

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-06-27 13:30]
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Hi Silke,
Here in Spain we have palm trees too. This species have a great radial symmetry very eye-catching. The composition is appropriate for this symmetry and the color is as the real one.
TFS, José M.

Nice Washingtonia palm. Only recently some friends tought me that the brownish felt at the leaf centre (seen very clearly in your picture) point to Washingtonia robusta. Ori

wow, amazing shot, silke! :-)
the more in concentrate on the middle of the leaf
the more it makes me think it is moving.
really wonderful symmetrical shot, excellently composed.
thank you for your effort in climbing the ladder.
well done & take care, thor.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-06-27 19:34]
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Hi Silke
Beautiful shot. Good composed. Great colours, light, sharpnes and POV.
Well done Silke


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-06-29 7:50]
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Hallo Silke,
what a wonderful shaped palm leaf. You captured it very well. Details, POV and composition are very nice.

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