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Palm fiber #2. Tucson, Arizona.

Palm fiber #2. Tucson, Arizona.
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This piece of palm fiber is 3.5 inches long by 1.375 inches wide. To me it's so cool that Mother Nature can produce plant fiber that is, in effect, woven, with some fibers running vertically and others horizontally. I'm not sure which of the many species of palm this fiber came from. I found it on the ground in our yard which has no palm trees. Coconut palms were very useful to oceanic peoples (for food, fiber, weaving, thatch, wood), and are found throughout the tropics.
Date: 2013-12-21 19:06:19




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Comments

We are so humbled by Mother Nature Katharine aren't we - we copy her in so many things but rarely if ever better her! Nice catch & well observed, Alan:-)
AJFpicturestore 2013-12-21 19:39:22
Yes, Alan, I am repeatedly amazed by the small miracles I see in nature. I think that's one of the blessings of being a photographer: it encourages one to really look and really see, and there is so much beauty to be seen. :-)
goldengirl 2011 2013-12-21 19:48:02
fine details and patterns
Ken Krach Photography 2013-12-21 20:03:50
You captured wonderful color and texture here.
Charles Spencer 2013-12-21 20:38:24
Amazing.
Uncle Tee TX 2013-12-21 21:33:34
It almost has a pearlized look to it. Yes ... another of Nature's interesting creations. I'm glad you took this picture.
willow174 2013-12-22 03:08:53
Fascinating angle,makes it look like a juicy piece of red meat :)
Germán Vogel 2013-12-22 06:53:41
Excellent bokeh!!!
Splendid shot Katharine
Andrea Moscato 2013-12-22 10:28:28
Great composition and use of selective focus.
Roland Bogush 2013-12-22 12:05:18
Wonderful tactile detail.
Heidi Donat 2013-12-22 18:27:00
amazing series
vincenzo552012 2013-12-23 23:17:20
Yes, it's amazing how a weave could form in nature!
Roy Prasad 2013-12-25 00:12:43
This is gorgeous!! I love the patterns and the glossy sheen... You do have an amazing eye for beauty in all things
Chic Bee 2013-12-26 05:27:48

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