Hong Kong people do not have many local parks to walk around, so the management offices of resident buildings try to have some nice landscaping for residents to enjoy. I saw this palm tree on my walk home.
Tech: Without looking through the viewer, I held the camera against the foot of the palm tree and took a few snaps. This was the sharpest one. Resized, sharpened. Brightness -3. Contrast +6.
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General Description: A nice fan palm that is easy to grow and cold tolerant for most areas.
Trunk type: Somewhat rough and chunky.
Leaf type: Fan, with dropping tips to the leaf.
Locality: Japan, Taiwan.
Cold Hardiness: 20 F.
Suckering/Solitary: Solitaire (single trunk).
Speed of growth: Slow
Height: 20 feet
Soil requirements: Average moisture, good drainage.
Sun Requirements: Full or partial sun. Will stretch out in less than full sun.
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jhm (140026) 2004-10-21 13:05
Andew, what a sharp picture, the details of the palm tree are very great. The macro give the colours perfectly, I can give here no observations, your photograph is very good.
Thanks for visiting my photograph.
Georges (11185) 2004-10-21 13:16
Ce que j'aime sur cette image ce sont les dégradés de bruns et de verts qui constituent un bon mariage de couleurs.
Beaucoup de netteté .
Jeppe (18654) 2004-10-21 14:36
A fine view of this palmtree - I believe to have seen similar trees at my visit to spain - perhaps Marco Polo have taken this kind of plant with him home -
Thanks Andrew for the fine view
nwoehnl (122) 2004-10-21 15:13
Yes, this one came out pretty good for a point-and-shoot one, Andrew. Good details and sharpness, and a simple but delightfully graphical result with the combination of shapes from the trunk and the leaves. Good colors as well.
kajenn (2426) 2004-10-21 18:59
Almost an urban jungle, Andrew, not only sharp but also a good composition. The DOF is perfect, colors and light is very agreeable. I like that you chose portrait format - going mostly for the trunk. The clean black frame is very suitable. For a shot (although you shot more than one) without looking in the viewer, this is excellent. I love palm trees. Very well done!
Endy (1025) 2004-10-21 23:37
Nice close-up of this palm tree. I like the combinaison of green and brown colors, the mix is beautiful. The sharpness of details of the trunk are quite impressive.
Simple but effective composition Andrew!
jrj (34841) 2004-10-22 5:56
Interesting POV and try that ended in well made compo where the details are well balanced to give an overall very fine impression. Well done Andrew
Spoony (3539) 2004-10-22 10:26
Nice detail... Good creation! Well done and obviosly seen ;)
manny (21833) 2004-10-22 23:02
Interesting Orme. The POV brings out a lot of details and the many shapes and patterns create an interesting juxtaposition.
ma-tibou (4568) 2004-10-23 4:55
Bonjour Andrew, une photo prise d'un angle tout à fait original, de prés très impressionnant.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-10-23 18:45
good details in this shot, but maybe a crop off the top would be good because theres a blue/purple fringe happening where the bright light appears