Great Close Ups and other Bonsai Wonders

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog.

It’s not that often that you’ll find a tree with with the top half of the trunk deadwood. When you do, and in the right hands, the result can be striking. It’s a Subalpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa) that belongs to Ryan Neil (Bonsai Mirai). All the photos in this post are from Ryan’s facebook photos. One of the things I like about Ryan Neil’s photos are his close-ups. It doesn’t hurt that his trees are phenomenal and so well photographed in the first place. But then to show such vivid close-ups invites you in further. Like you are there in the studio. NEW SPECIAL YOSHIAKI JAPANESE BONSAI WIRE 35% to 40% OFF LIST PRICES superior Japanese bonsai wire – Close up. Here’s Ryan’s caption: “Sub alpine fir, Abies lasiocarpa collected in the Washington Cascades. The dead top and contorted branches tell of the rugged alpine environment.”   Ryan’s caption: “Colorado Blue Spruce. Picea pungens. Collected from the Rocky Mountains. | This tree is nostalgic for me, having grown up in Colorado. Spruce are part of the landscape of my childhood.”   A piece of trunk a piece of pot. A different kind of close-up. Here’s Ryan’s caption: “Bon-sai means “tree in tray” in Japanese. The container is just as vital to a composition as the tree itself. When a tree and container are well-matched, the union is transformative, as with this pot by Austrian ceramicist Horst Heinzlreiter and its Colorado Blue Spruce.”   This one is a Douglas fir. Ryan’s…

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