These palm branches in Saudi Arabia do their best to grow. Then somebody comes along with a sharp knife and slices them off. Not fair! Tomorrow we'll see the man who does the cutting.
I guess life's not fair. I can't wait to see the culprit!
24 Apr 2008 5:16am
@Rags: Agreed. It can be unfair. Thanks, Rags.
hmm wonder what is the use of the branches? do they make art craft or just for sale?
24 Apr 2008 5:30am
@pLusOne: Thank you, P1. They just cut them because they think only a canopy of top branches looks better. The branches might be used to make a crude roof somewhere.
wow, certainly not a tree to try and climb! nice shot.
24 Apr 2008 5:33am
@Rhys: Agreed. Those barbs are sharp and hard. Thanks, Rhys.
nice shot (bji kurd ):)
24 Apr 2008 5:41am
@mosleh: Thank you.
Very nice photo with a sad content. I love palms...
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24 Apr 2008 6:00am
@Wysterior: Many thanks for your comment, Wys.
Great shot, nicely displayed here too by the way.
I have something similar in my garden but not quite so dangerous looking!
24 Apr 2008 6:18am
@Margie: I agree. Those barbs do look dangerous. thank you, Margie.
Mutilated...! and a great shot.
24 Apr 2008 6:46am
@Observing: Thank you so much.
its kind of keeping them in style just like humans cut their hair
24 Apr 2008 7:01am
@dpm: I thought you would know. Thank you, dpm.
guess it's needed for a healthier growth ?! great frame
24 Apr 2008 7:50am
@isabel: Thank you, Isabel.
Gorgeous compo Michael...are they being cut to help them grow? I'd love to know...it's beautiful! spikes and all...
24 Apr 2008 9:44am
@Lorraine: Dpm from the Maldives says that they are cut simply to keep them looking a certain style and I think this is the case too. Thank you, Lorraine.
Just excellent - great closeup and fine detail.
24 Apr 2008 10:10am
@Ina: Thank you, Ina. I appreciate that.
A well-chosen perspective, Michael ... excellent contrast throughout the shot!
24 Apr 2008 10:12am
@Ron: Thank you, Ron. I appreciate that.
If the palm could know that looks so beautiful in a picture, wouldn't mind having their branches cut off.
24 Apr 2008 10:38am
@António Pires: Great comment. thank you.
it is beautiful your photo
24 Apr 2008 10:41am
@Teresa Durães: Thank you, Teresa.
Love the colour, Great shot.
24 Apr 2008 11:03am
@Alun Lambert: Many thanks, Alun.
Nice pic. Down here in FL, they cut them because the lower branches grow yellow and unsightly.
24 Apr 2008 11:38am
@Viewfinder: Perhaps that's the reason here then. Thank you, VF.
Beautiful composition and color. It was interesting to note the barbs. I've never seen that before.
24 Apr 2008 12:05pm
@Steven: Thank you, Steven. I appreciate your comment.
What are the cut palm branches being used for?
24 Apr 2008 12:09pm
@givethemhell: Probably only to cover a hut. thank you, Eva.
I love it! I love the perspective...looking up at the nubs and then just a bit higher the more lucky branches that have escaped the hacking! Very well done.
24 Apr 2008 12:14pm
@Tracey: Thanks so much, Tracey.
I'm always wincing when I see single palm leaves for decoration at flower shops. Never liked this kind of treatment. Seems to be sort of harvesting here, too.
24 Apr 2008 1:13pm
@MadScientist: Thanks, MS. It could be or perhaps just for show!
24 Apr 2008 2:36pm
@Craig: Thank you, Craig.
Wonderful composition, Michael! Love the colors, too!
24 Apr 2008 3:55pm
@Betty: Thanks so much, Betty.
nice picture... I love the contrast of colors...
24 Apr 2008 4:10pm
@MJ: many thanks, MJ.
Great shot - kind of abstract but with great colors and textures. Good thinking to look up!!
24 Apr 2008 4:24pm
nice composition...well done
24 Apr 2008 5:27pm
@Marco: Thank you, Marco.
a great picture!! sad but maybe they are planning to use it for something.
24 Apr 2008 5:50pm
@Elisa: Just regular pruning. Thank you, Elisa.
BUENA PODA DE LA PALMERA
24 Apr 2008 8:32pm
@Steve: Thank you so much, Steve.
Beautiful composition. I like the lines and the colours contrast!
24 Apr 2008 10:16pm
Great shapes and colours in this shot Michael, the thorns look dangerous, I wouldn't like the job of keeping these palms in trim.
24 Apr 2008 11:03pm
@MaryB: A pretty rugged character does the cutting. Thank you, Mary.
Very nice shot. The details sure pop out.
25 Apr 2008 1:02am
@Michael Rawluk: I agree. Thank you, Michael.
Cool pov! Very nicely done!
25 Apr 2008 1:05am
@amy: Many thanks, Amy.
ha ha . . I’ve worked backwards from tomorrow’s posting to this . . now, I know why his feet hafta be so tough . . ouch!!
25 Apr 2008 9:08am
@Ronnie 2¢: Amazing what he does. Thank you, Ronnie.
Nice image. I wonder why they slice them off?
25 Apr 2008 2:17pm
Well, there's a reason for cutting the branches! And, moreover, for trimming the stumps later on. Otherwise the palm trees would look in rags!
4 May 2008 2:14pm
@Japanalia: You are right. Many thanks.
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