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A few random pics of growth.
White Pine
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Black Pine & Kotobuki
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Shimpaku
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Ponderosa
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Moss on Kingsville Boxwood
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Corkbark Elm
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Beautiful pictures shohin kid, I wish that I had some of the stuff you do! That includes the obviously nice camera as well... ;)

Keep us updated!
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Beautiful pictures shohin kid, I wish that I had some of the stuff you do! That includes the obviously nice camera as well...

Actually, about half of these pics came from pre-bonsai. The camera was only about $150 and is a standard digital camera. The best tree in these pics is the kingsville boxwood, which I will start a new thread for in about a week or so.
 

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I love these little goyomatsu...I'll have to get my hand on one of them someday.
 

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I love these little goyomatsu...I'll have to get my hand on one of them someday.

I would have more if white pines were not so expensive. I am thinking I might buy some seedlings in the near future. Back to this tree though, it will be styled this winter.
 

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I would not buy seedlings...they tend to be weak on their own roots. Instead I would buy some JWP grafts from Brent and use those. He prob. has the best JWP grafts in the country and has some really rare varieties to boot!

BTW thanks for the camera and tree info. Still enjoyed the pics either way!

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I would not buy seedlings...they tend to be weak on their own roots. Instead I would buy some JWP grafts from Brent and use those. He prob. has the best JWP grafts in the country and has some really rare varieties to boot!

BTW thanks for the camera and tree info. Still enjoyed the pics either way!

David

I will consider that, thanks.
Yeah I loved the pics so much I just had to post them. Your young, you must be on summer vacation like I am. Go outside tomorrow with a digital camera and give it a shot. My camera has an option for close up pics, thats what I used.
 

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quality macro pics has everything to do with "depth of field" meaning focus range is very narrow and anything in front or behind will be out of focus. Boketh refers to the quality of background blurring. Most point and shoot can't produce as much depth of field as an SLR so make your your background are free of objects. In your picture I see lawn furniture, bench, pots, etc. You're pictures are going to be a lot better if you set your tree on the lawn and take a picture with the green background. Also lighting is important. Dont use flash and wait for late afternoon when the light creates interesting shadows.

check these out

http://bonsainut.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1455&highlight=portland
 

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quality macro pics has everything to do with "depth of field" meaning focus range is very narrow and anything in front or behind will be out of focus. Boketh refers to the quality of background blurring. Most point and shoot can't produce as much depth of field as an SLR so make your your background are free of objects. In your picture I see lawn furniture, bench, pots, etc. You're pictures are going to be a lot better if you set your tree on the lawn and take a picture with the green background. Also lighting is important. Dont use flash and wait for late afternoon when the light creates interesting shadows.]

Thanks buddhamonk. I will experiment today with that.
 

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Hey Shohin Kid,

I took some pictures! Actually I've been wanting to take some pictures for a few weeks, but for some reason it hasn't gotten done....probably involving Driver's Ed and all of the other things that makes summer so hectic......

Anyway here are some pictures.

1st and 2nd are Zuisho White Pine
3rd is 'Alpenweiss' JM
4th and 5th are 'Beni Hime' JM

More on the next post
 

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1st is 'Nana' Pom
2nd is Japanese Black Pine
3rd is Cedar of Cyprus
4th is 'Kasagi yama' JM
5th is 'Toyama Nishiki' JM (dissectum)
 

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1st is 'Nana' Pom buds
2nd is 'Autumn Moon' JM
3rd is 'Zuisho' White Pine
4th are some JM samaras
5th is Cedar of Cyprus

These pictures are not as good as your pictures are Shohin Kid but I hope that everyone enjoys them!
 

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