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Nagasaki Crab Apple Bonsai

By Mozzytheboy
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.

Tags: Still life General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Bonsai

Voters: nglen, tashi, rats and 6 more

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4 Oct 2010 3:57AM
Wow! This one is a beauty and the shot is excellent.

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loweskid Plus
16 2.0k 1 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2010 5:13PM
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.
DRicherby Plus
9 269 725 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2010 6:13PM
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!
4 Oct 2010 6:42PM
Thank you DR. And I'm taking all of the advice on board from my peers. Hopefully following pictures will get better and better.
4 Oct 2010 6:57PM
love it I want a bonsai now
10 Oct 2010 5:48PM
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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