Atlanta bonsai society spring show 2017

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  1. Dav4

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    Lots of good trees and displays this year. These are my entries. @Adair M has a descent tree or two in the show as well;). I'll post more pictures tomorrow when the show officially opens.
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  3. hometeamrocker

    hometeamrocker Shohin

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    Man, that little one in the MC2 pot is sweet! (last pic on top)
     
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  4. Dav4

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    A little mid day refreshment with @Adair M .
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  6. Dav4

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    Ok, as promised, more photos from the show. First, the entries from Adair. His wonderful black pine won best in the professional category. I really loved the pieces of his 3 point display, including the accent stone. DSC_0105.JPG DSC_0098.JPG DSC_0099.JPG DSC_0100.JPG DSC_0127.JPG DSC_0113.JPG
     
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  7. Dav4

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    Some shohin displays. The shohin displays are becoming more and more popular... and better. DSC_0058.JPG DSC_0061.JPG DSC_0065.JPG DSC_0066.JPG DSC_0095.JPG
     
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  8. Dav4

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    Some bigger trees...
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  9. Dav4

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    Some more bigger trees, including a killer chojubai quince and an even more killer cork bark JBP semi cascade
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  10. CasAH

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    Nice trees, thanks for sharing.
     
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  11. Dav4

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    A few more, including a nice crab apple...
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    And yes, a few more, including a literati hophornbeam from our own @hometeamrocker. DSC_0087.JPG DSC_0092.JPG DSC_0093.JPG DSC_0094.JPG DSC_0096.JPG DSC_0097.JPG DSC_0102.JPG
     
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  13. Dav4

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    A few more pictures, including the best RMJ in the show, as well as one of a sweet green atlas cedar, which won best in show, along with a picture of Jaun Andrade, our guest artist and judge, who did an absolutely fantastic job with the critique and the show in general. I can't recommend him highly enough.
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    Awesome! Thanks for sharing these pictures. It strikes me that a few of the broadleaf trees displayed would benefit from being housed in pots with greater patina, or at least pots with a sense of age. Some of the images seem jarring to my eye - I'm not trying to be overly critical with my observation. I just think better developed trees deserve better "developed" pots.
     
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  15. Dav4

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    A few more of the show, including the vending area and two very large and exceptional suiseki collections. Overall, a new bar was set for the Atlanta Bonsai Society spring show..
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  16. hometeamrocker

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    Thanks for sharing Dav4! It is a great show indeed, great trees and great people. I must say, Juan Andrade (sp?) is a class act. His critique was kind, and fair, his demo was thoughtful and well laid out, and his demeanor is one that many bonsai "professionals" lack. It's been nice getting to know him...
     
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    Thank you Dave for all the great pics and the report. I really enjoyed it. Some wonderful trees in there. Congrats to all and to the winners! Nice tree Eli. Adair congrats on your beautiful JBP. Nicely done!
     
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    Thank you for sharing.
     
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    Thanks @Dav4 for taking the time to bring the show to us. Some fabulous trees...I'm so glad to see the Goji in the show as well. It was meant for others to appreciate. Glad if Judy had to sell it...that it went to you. By the way...trees were stunning. Great presentations as well.
     
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  20. Dav4

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    Isn't that always the trick... to make the best match between your tree and pot? Jaun actually did point out once or twice how an older, more patinated pots would improve the image. For many of the trees, size makes finding an older pot with patina difficult to say the least. At least for me, it wasn't an issue when I was viewing the various displays for the most part.
     
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  21. Ben Nabors

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    I even photo bombed some of the pics! The show had many great trees!
     
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