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This is a 50 year old Nagasaki Crab Apple Bonsai. Currently just going into Autumn. Flowers profusely in Spring time followed by up to 200 tiny apples hanging in bunches.

The tree has been in my care for 27 years. I imported this one from Japan when it was a very small pre-specimen tree. It is 30" high by 17" wide. It is displayed on a hand made Cheery Japanese table.

I used a diffused flash with supporting light from the sides. After advice from forum members I pulled the subject matter away from the backdrop.

Camera:Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600
Lens:Built in orrible one
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Nagasaki Crab Apple Bonsai
Username:Mozzytheboy Mozzytheboy
Uploaded:3 Oct 2010 - 8:19 PM
Tags:Bonsai, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Still life
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tashi
tashi  32 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2010 - 3:57 AM

Wow! This one is a beauty and the shot is excellent.

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loweskid
loweskid  122042 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2010 - 5:13 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Excellent shot. The only thing I would suggest is to get a piece of very matt black material (velvet?) to cover the table (not the Japanese one, but the one that that is standing on - I'm sure you get the idea). You can get cheap offcuts on ebay.

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2010 - 6:13 PM

Cracking shot! Plenty of contrast and detail and a nice, smooth background.

Your previous upload mentioned discussing things on the forums here, so I assumed you're an old hand. I now see you've only just joined the site so welcome!

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Mozzytheboy
Mozzytheboy e2 Member 3550 forum postsMozzytheboy vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2010 - 6:42 PM

Thank you DR. And I'm taking all of the advice on board from my peers. Hopefully following pictures will get better and better.

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sandyd
sandyd  7 Scotland
4 Oct 2010 - 6:57 PM

love it I want a bonsai now

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4261 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
10 Oct 2010 - 5:48 PM

You made me sad remembering my Bonsai, it was not a fancy tree but I loved it and the beautiful light green Japanese pot it was in.
I used to give it some time in the open air on a windowsill that unfortunately for me was on stair case to the upper floors of the building and a, well I won´t say what I think of the person, stole it.
I can ony hope they treated it well.
Now back to what I wanted to say. Lovely shot.

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