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Post  Robert Steven on Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:10 pm

This Ficus longisland is also from one of my oldest collection, have been trained for more than 15 years...




And this is how it looks now...




....and when I looked at it today...I was not very happy with it, and I had decided to change the composition.
Anyone knows what I am going to change ? (Sorry Jun, no reward this time... tongue )

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Post  cram on Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:25 pm

one more time by tilting it on the right side
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Post  Robert Steven on Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:26 pm

So fast Sebastian.... Very Happy
Give you some clue..I want it look more natural like a big ficus in nature...

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Post  cram on Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:29 pm

too fast maybe Razz
sometimes i should better take my time to think before doing things Laughing

how many trees do you have robert?

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Post  Robert Steven on Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:32 pm

Robert Steven wrote:So fast Sebastian.... Very Happy
Give you some clue..I want it look more natural like a big ficus in nature...

Very close to a thousand...including material, maybe more... Very Happy

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Post  cram on Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:46 pm

raaaa tongue

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Post  marcus watts on Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:08 pm

you plan to remove the rock?

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Post  Todd Ellis on Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:09 pm

Planted on a slab with more trees, accents, and rocks added to the composition?
Todd Very Happy

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Post  Robert Steven on Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:12 pm

No..only changing the foliation... Very Happy

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Post  coh on Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:24 pm

Well, I'm at a disadvantage because I really haven't seen any ficus in nature...but I think a starting point might be removing the lower left foliage mass?



Then maybe fill out/enlarge the remaining foliage? This is too simple/symmetric, and would need some structure within the masses, but something along these lines?



Probably totally off base here, but it's kind of what I think a big ficus would look like in "the wild".

Chris

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Post  marcus watts on Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:02 pm

hi,

i think it will go flat top and african in influence (with a family of toy lions living in the shade) Very Happy

cheers Marcus

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Post  Robert Steven on Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:42 am

OK. What makes me dislike the existing design is the apical crown shape which does not reflect ficus character, it's more a common mind-set to form the triangel composition. Although I had cut the apex, but still not satisfied...so here it goes...



One thing for sure..if you spend few minutes on your bonsai, you will always find something to improve... and that's how I do.
Hope you enjoy it...and Merry X'Mas and Happy New Year 2012 !!! santa rendeer Bagpiper

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Post  marcus watts on Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:12 pm

haha, Hi robert,

That was a bit like a big huge firework that gets you all excited......but after lighting and running away you are rewarded with a little shower of ( very pretty) sparks............................Laughing Laughing

Crams was really dynamic, i liked it.........with a lion or a giraffe in the shade though Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
This image is a bit too dense for me though, a few nice spaces would break up the solid mass of leaves i feel...unless it is a massive tree image from 1/2 mile away maybe.

your recent threads are getting dangerous for my house though- i quite fancy playing about with some indoor ficus trees........up until now bonsai has just dominated the bulk of the garden... sunny

cheers Marcus


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Post  Robert Steven on Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:21 am

What a holidays' imagination Marcus...haha...

Ficus in nature are always very dense, I am even thinking of wider canpopy. In my opinion, dense is OK, but it should be in irregular shape with sufficient contour on the foliage edges. Anyhow, some empty spaces here and there will help...

I'd love to see yours... Very Happy

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