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John Kirby

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2009, 09:43 PM »
Nice tree Gary, very nice work. Doesn't look like one of you verts tho. I may have o move to Florida to get the chance to work on tropicals where they thrive.

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2009, 09:45 PM »
Why are you calling this an advanced thread? Post it under tropicals where it may be appreciated.  John
 

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2009, 11:10 PM »
Why are you calling this an advanced thread? Post it under tropicals where it may be appreciated.  John

Boy, you just can't please everybody. Picture too small, thread is going no where, who does the tree belong to, posted in wrong topic, not enough information. What happened to simply bonsai?? No more verts for me.

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2009, 08:19 AM »
So, I'm lost. Is this a virtual or real? It looks photoshopped to me...but then I'm nearsighted.
 

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2009, 08:33 AM »
Boy, you just can't please everybody. Picture too small, thread is going no where, who does the tree belong to, posted in wrong topic, not enough information. What happened to simply bonsai?? No more verts for me.

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Gary,

Might I suggest that you would be less frustrated (and others less frustrated with you) if you posted some information with the photos?  I think the response would be more favorable then.  I believe John is correct with his assertion that this isn't an "advanced" thread as there's too little information to be of any use to anyone. 

Take a look at some of the other threads on this board and I think you'll see a lot of great information being shared by a lot of knowledgeable people.


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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2009, 08:56 AM »
So, I'm lost. Is this a virtual or real? It looks photoshopped to me...but then I'm nearsighted.

Are you feeling faint rock? I had this tree photographed by two professionals and one amateur for a photo contest. One photographer shoots for SI. So yes, he adds and subtracts color. Do I tell him what to do in his line of work? No. I was very fortunate he took the time to take the picture with his 10 grand camera. Are you getting the picture rock? Now I have other photos from that shoot. Are you asking to see another pic? Do you think pics in other bonsai publications are not touched up? I got some swamp to sell you.
Nearsighted people can see clearly objects that are close.

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2009, 10:47 AM »
Gee, no merely asked if the pic was a virt. The condescension is not really necessary. I ask because I can't get any clear idea of what you've done with this tree, how it was developed, or where it came from--or even specifics about species and size.

I have no idea what other bonsai publications do with photos. I didn't ask about them. I asked what you did here. I didn't really get a straight answer, only a response dripping with contempt. I guess that's an answer of a sort.

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2009, 11:08 AM »
Nice tree Gary, very nice work. Doesn't look like one of you verts tho. I may have o move to Florida to get the chance to work on tropicals where they thrive.

John

How about now John.

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2009, 11:38 AM »
Gee, no merely asked if the pic was a virt. The condescension is not really necessary. I ask because I can't get any clear idea of what you've done with this tree, how it was developed, or where it came from--or even specifics about species and size.

I have no idea what other bonsai publications do with photos. I didn't ask about them. I asked what you did here. I didn't really get a straight answer, only a response dripping with contempt. I guess that's an answer of a sort.

Sometimes nearsighted people can see what's happening even without their glasses
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I do not understand the question is the pic a virt? The plant is a Ficus n planted on a rock when it was the size of a pencil. As the plant rooted and grew, the roots were introduced to grow tubes. There have been three major sacrifice branches removed.  It has been in my nursery from scratch for + or - 39 years where design development changed and tree was reworked.

The day they change the BIG E on the 20-20 chart is the day I am in trouble.



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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2009, 01:04 PM »
Now for the advanced part. Roots were singled out and sorted in the first 5 years. Some where gathered together (now they braid) and some were left alone. It was kind of a double project since so much of the tree was exposed. One year I would concentrate on branches and trunk size the next on root layout and size. Inspiration was a black and white pic of a maple ror. I can see that tree like it was yesterday. By the way, I used cut paste on all wounds and still do to this day with great pride.

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2009, 01:26 PM »
Again, condescension isn't really necessary. Thanks for filling in the details. I appreciate it.

As for why I asked if the photo was a virtual--there are some artifacts in it that are a bit distracting, and while they may not be signs of photoshopping and are inadvertent, they could lead to the conclusion the image was altered. For instance, there is some blurring of details--or at least the effect of blurring--around the bottom of the pot--the burl base looks out of focus. The foliage appears in high contrast, while the trunk details seem a bit indistinct.

Like I said, it's inadvertent, but distracting nevertheless.
 

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2009, 03:18 PM »
Rock, would you please show me a virtual photograph of a bonsai? Yes, the image I showed was altered by the photographer.  No zits, wrinkles or spare tires.   

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2009, 06:49 PM »
Now here is a different camera and photographer. This was 'touched up' too.

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2009, 10:20 PM »
Hi Gary
 I really like that tree and now I Live in Florida, Port Orange, I will try to grow one similar. I met Jason S. really a great guy oh and my JBP is still growing.
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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2009, 05:24 AM »
Good to here Bonsaidad. Last and the least, amateur photography.
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