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Mexican Fan Palm

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 24 August 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The Mexican Fan Palm, Washingtonia robusta, was named in honor of our country's first president, George Washington. Wonderful when planted in rows as an allée, Washingtonia robusta lined numerous avenues in the early twentieth century and are among the most widely planted trees in southern California.

Photo captured May 22, 2010 at Chicago Botanic Gardens.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/60 second F/7.1 ISO 100 18 mm

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Great shot, nice one

24 Aug 2010 5:16am

Antoine from France

Superb photo whit a excellent framing. The predominant green is splendid. Have a nice day Steven.

24 Aug 2010 7:46am

Florence from Paris, France

Great crop, and wow must be some enjoyable. Ecologic.

24 Aug 2010 8:11am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Makes me envious! I've grown a Washi myself, but always got into trouble in winter. Wonderful shot!

24 Aug 2010 9:19am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

beuatiful composition.. holiday feeling..

24 Aug 2010 9:58am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

So lovely ..welll done!

24 Aug 2010 11:27am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Must be a great place to have a walk. Nice details of these palm trees. Have a great day Steven :)

24 Aug 2010 1:11pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Wow I need to get to the Chicago Botanical Gardens! You have some fabulous items there! And I love this perspective - especially with the fan palms....these remind me of the ones in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park east of San Diego. Tell you what, you show me around the Gardens and I'll fly back to San Diego and pick you up at the airport as well, and I will take you out and show you around the desert.....mid to late March is a perfect time :-) Thank you Steven!!

24 Aug 2010 1:15pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Surprisingly sharp image after the Photomatix treatment. I'm also surprised that Washington didn't immediately replace the cherry tree!

24 Aug 2010 5:12pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Like your framing and composition.
Lovely green and brown..

24 Aug 2010 5:26pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I can almost feel the coolness from the shade.

24 Aug 2010 5:30pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image of these beautiful trees.

24 Aug 2010 5:34pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Super compo and treatment .

24 Aug 2010 5:40pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Beautiful perspective! Love the lush colors and tropical feel to this! Nice!

24 Aug 2010 11:09pm