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Fan Palm

Fan Palm
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Copyright: Ian Fegent (ifegent) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 55] (404)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-06-21
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Pentax K1, Pentax DFA 2.8 24-70
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-08-11 1:11
Viewed: 480
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We went for a walk in Licuala NP to see the biggest concentration of the iconic Fan Palm (Licuala Ramsayi). The are beautiful with their large over head leaves.
The palms grow up to 20m tall and have bright red fruit which once fallen are eaten by one of Australia's 2 large flightless birds, the Cassowary. They then scatter the seeds.
I'd hoped to see a Cassowary but had no luck, although my wife was quite happy about that as they can be dangerous. I had to be satisfied with just hearing the call of one.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2018-08-11 7:46]

Amazing catch, beautiful.

great artistic capture, TFS Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-08-12 12:11]

Hi Ian,what a beautiful palm species,the leaves so big and circular looks like big umbrellas,the backlight so well exposed and the details are greats! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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