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 Post subject: North American Entries
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:24 pm 
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This thread is for the North American entries recieved to date.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:59 pm 
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NA001 - USA
Korean Hornbeam (Carpinus turczaninowii)
Height: 28 inches, 71.12 cm
Pot: Japanese
Years in Styling: Nearly 17
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Michael Persiano
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 6
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 7
Judge Robert Steven Scored 5
Total Points: 18
Comments:
?Nice tree with a good training. The shape is a bit common, anyhow." - Budi Sulistyo
?Nice movement with nice ramification, but the branches? size are not proportionally balance to the size of the trunk. If the artist is more patient to let the branches grow thicker, it will be a great bonsai." - Robert Steven


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:12 pm 
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Kingsville Box (Buxus microphylla 'Kingsville Dwarf')
Height: 17 inches, 43.18 cm
Pot: U.S. by Ron Lang
Years in Styling: 4
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Michael Persiano
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 8
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 17
Comments:
?Nice natural tree with interesting shape. The pot is a bit too large. A bit narrower one will add the beauty of the tree." - Budi Sulistyo
?Pot is far too big and the overall image looks like a young tree." - Robert Steven


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:25 pm 
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Pomegranate (Punica granatum)
Height: 26 inches, 66.04 cm
Pot: Japanese
Years in Styling: 17
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Michael Persiano
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 8
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 9
Judge Robert Steven Scored 7
Total Points: 24
Comments:
?Magnificent ramification show the artist have patience in pomegranate. Lovely fruits increase the power of this tree." - Min Hsuan Lo
?A very nice pomegranate showing old age and health in a natural style." - Budi Sulistyo
?Overall looks great, but the fruits do not give any added value in term of proportional scale as a big tree." - Robert Steven


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Japanese Elm (Ulmus davidiana)
Height: 34 inches, 86.36 cm
Pot: Chinese
Years in Styling: Nearly 17
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Michael Persiano
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 6
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 8
Judge Robert Steven Scored 6
Total Points: 20
Comments:
?A very nice tree with compact ramification. The shape and way of shaping is very nice." - Budi Sulistyo
?Physical details are good, but the canopy placement is in contradiction to the flow of trunk movement. That gives an imbalance image." - Robert Steven


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:47 am 
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Japanese Garden Juniper (Juniperus procumbens nana)
Height: 24 inches, 60.96 cm
Pot: Japanese
Rock: Japanese
Years in Styling: 12
Categories: Best Overall Forest, Saikei, Penjing, or Planted on Rock Bonsai and Best North American Forest, Saikei, Penjing, or Planted on Rock Bonsai

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Artist: Mike Page
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 6
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 7
Total Points: 19
Comments:
?A bit simple style. Shallower and larger pot will give a better dimension." - Budi Sulistyo
?I am sure the real tree looks better than the picture due to the background color," - Robert Steven


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Gumi Flower or Berry Tree (Elaeagnus pungens)
Height: 23.5 inches, 59.69 cm
Pot: Japanese
Years in Styling: 17
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Michael Persiano
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 5
Total Points: 16
Comments:
?Nice tree, but a bit common in shape and style." - Budi Sulistyo
?A monotonous design, the physical details should be exposed more?" - Robert Steven


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:13 pm 
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Kingsville Boxwood (Buxus microphylla compacta, var. Kingsville Dwarf)
Height: 14 inches, 35.56 cm
Pot: Rock from California
Categories: Best Overall Forest, Saikei, Penjing, or Planted on Rock Bonsai and Best North American Forest, Saikei, Penjing, or Planted on Rock Bonsai

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Artist: Mike Page
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 15
Comments:
?A large flat marble or shallow large pot will add the beauty of the composition" - Budi Sulistyo
?Too symmetrical composition and the design doesn?t speak for the message." - Robert Steven


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Ivy (Hedera helix)
Height: 13 inches, 33.02 cm
Pot: Michael Hagedorn
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Mike Page
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 2
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 10
Comments:
?The pot is too large." - Budi Sulistyo
?I don?t see a tree." - Robert Steven


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NA009 - USA
Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum)
Height: 24 inches, 60.96 cm
Pot: Old Ogre of the Valley and Black Rose of Sharon
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Nick Lenz
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 6
Total Points: 15
Comments:
?Nice style, but not mature yet." - Budi Sulistyo
?Nice design and presentation, but the whole trunk line is exposed too much. Some overlapping of branch to the trunk will look better." - Robert Steven


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:01 pm 
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Willow Leaf Fig (Ficus nerifolia)
Height: 52 inches, 132.08 cm
Pot: Natural coral slab
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Ed Trout
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 9
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 9
Judge Robert Steven Scored 6
Total Points: 24
Comments:
?Sense of tropical huge ficus was fully represent. " - Min Hsuan Lo
?A very nice natural tropical shape ficus bonsai" - Budi Sulistyo
?The foliage shape is too artificial and lack of natural look. Otherwise, it?s a good bonsai." - Robert Steven


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San Jose Juniper (Juniperus chinensis)
Height: 24 inches, 60.96 cm
Pot: Glen Hilton
Categories: Best Overall Forest, Saikei, Penjing, or Planted on Rock Bonsai and Best North American Forest, Saikei, Penjing, or Planted on Rock Bonsai

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Artist: Ed Trout
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 8
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 17
Comments:
?A nice composition and style." - Budi Sulistyo
?Do not look natural and the whole movement is not in harmony." - Robert Steven


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Australian Pine (Casuarina equisetifolia)
Height: 52 inches, 132.08 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Ed Trout
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 14
Comments:
?Too wide spread in the lower part." - Budi Sulistyo
?Too monotone and lack of natural look." - Robert Steven


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Buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus)
Height: 53 inches, 134.62 cm
Pot: Tokonama
Categories: Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Ed Trout
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 7
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 16
Comments:
?Nice movement bujin." - Min Hsuan Lo
?Nice shape, but need more simplicity and more ramifications." - Budi Sulistyo
?The foliage doesn?t fit to the overall design as literati and the angle of photograph is not correct." - Robert Steven


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Hinoki Cedar(Chamaecyparis obtusa)
Height: 24 inches, 60.96 cm
Pot: Old Ogre of the Valley and Black Rose of Sharon
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Nick Lenz
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 6
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 6
Total Points: 18
Comments:
?Nice style, but need more maturity" - Budi Sulistyo
?Nice movement, but unfortunately the pot doesn?t fit." - Robert Steven


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