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Hi, Everyone.
This is fun.... sitting in a caravan in torrential rain..........
Whilst we are here in the West Midlands for a few days we went to Birmingham Botanic Gardens.
I took this photo of this 250 year old Bonsai Tree, it is a Juniperus chinensis in the informal upright style.
It is along with some others so valuable they are kept behind bars which are alarmed.
I was lucky the old man who was tending them invited me in to take some photos of them.
Comments and advice as usual are very welcome.
Vee.

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-55
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:250 Year Old Bonsai Tree
Username:mrsvee mrsvee
Uploaded:5 Oct 2008 - 9:15 AM
Tags:Birmingham botanic garden, Bonsai, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Japanese garden, Tree
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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2008 - 9:20 AM

a beautiful photo
and i have to say your write up did make me laugh as i too am watching the torrential rain as i am sure are most of us this morning
pareen

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gothicboy
gothicboy  6 Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2008 - 9:25 AM

Great colors and detail

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jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2008 - 9:29 AM

That is a great age, very nice looking Bonsai.
Super capture.
John

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daibev
daibev e2 Member 1042 forum postsdaibev vcard Wales
5 Oct 2008 - 9:30 AM

Nice capture.

Dai

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2008 - 9:45 AM

Beautiful capture. Sory to hear about the rain, I'm trying to find a shady part of the garden to sit it, it's so hot! Carol

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photophantom
5 Oct 2008 - 10:06 AM

Priceless!! One of my fav today

Last Modified By photophantom at 5 Oct 2008 - 10:07 AM

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cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2008 - 10:17 AM

I went there recently too, most of the specimens were behind bars to prevent theft/damage.
There are a few in my pf.
chris

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pentony
pentony  6 England
5 Oct 2008 - 10:32 AM

Beautiful image.

Pento.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2008 - 10:39 AM

Excellent record shot

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BURNSIE
BURNSIE e2 Member 625 forum postsBURNSIE vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2008 - 10:45 AM

Great capture of an old timer.
Burnsie

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Tigress
Tigress  6 Scotland
5 Oct 2008 - 11:36 AM

Wonder what the secret is? I killed mine off after three years ( mind you, I can't take all the blame- my pal looked after it when I was on holiday and the moggies tended to abuse it!)
Amazing age!

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Artois
Artois  8405 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2008 - 12:38 PM

This is a lovely capture. Good natural colours.
Stella

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susanbarton
5 Oct 2008 - 12:50 PM

A stunning capture and lots of detail, such a beautiful tree amaizing culture

Susan

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Silverzone
5 Oct 2008 - 1:40 PM

Super shot. Sylvia

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gillykins
gillykins  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2008 - 3:36 PM

Lovely shot!
Gill

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2008 - 4:03 PM

What a marvelous capture.
Bob

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Waggie
Waggie  6 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2008 - 4:11 PM

What a marvellous Bonsai, such lovely colour and detail, Paula

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2008 - 5:03 PM

very well captured

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jove
jove  6 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2008 - 5:16 PM

Very lovely image.
Very well done.
Joe.

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AliMurray
AliMurray e2 Member 7AliMurray vcard Scotland
5 Oct 2008 - 5:46 PM

Nice one.

Ali

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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2008 - 6:02 PM

Great image

Stace

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whiteswan01
5 Oct 2008 - 9:04 PM

excellent lucky you nice b/g
Dawn

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DolphinLady
5 Oct 2008 - 10:39 PM

You have captured some really lovely colour & detail to this amazing Bonsai.
Hilary

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2008 - 3:13 AM

History in the making,,,
Like this alot,great job.

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gerrymac
gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2008 - 6:31 PM

I tried to keep one of those once....it died on me,lovely capture
Gerry

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2008 - 1:55 PM

Now the Botanical Gardens here in B'ham is worth a visit in any weather.
Lovely capture
Helen

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