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Post  Rafal Kulesza on Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:08 am

Hi all,
This is my larch which yamadori is.
Larch "Raven" Is539_1
I made first forming on workshops in March 2006.
Larch "Raven" Wx31_2
In November 2007 on workshops the PAB in Wroclaw together with the larch changed the front and composition of branch.
Larch "Raven" Pa164_3
First pot
Larch "Raven" So580_4
On exhibition in Wroclaw East Meets West 2011
Larch "Raven" Hs629_5
And now.
Larch "Raven" Ro907_6
In order to ballance plant I lowered and moved on left side top.



I have hope that it pleases to you.
Rafal
PS. I apologize for my English.


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Post  CraftyTanuki on Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:18 am

Beautiful tree Rafal and your english is fine, bonsai is great in the sense that you can let your tree's progression do the talking for you.

Subscribed to your yeoutube channel, look forward to updates.
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Post  crust on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:20 pm

Great example of how to develop branching on larch. Wonderful bark. Very nice works. I am sure the tree is a joy to own.

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Post  AdamJonas on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:32 pm

Another extra tree from Poland on the forum Smile
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Post  moyogijohn on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:35 pm

very very nice tree!! thanks for the progression pictures .. i know you are proud of it..take care john

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Post  Milan Karpíšek on Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:38 pm

hi Rafal, very good work, congratulations!!! Very Happy

Spotykamy się na Triennale we Wrocławiu? Już dawno się nie widzieliśmy, tęsknię za wódkę Exclamation Laughing
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Post  Rafal Kulesza on Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:49 pm

Hi Milan,
Yes, We see on Triennale
http://www.bonsai.pl/WME/index.html
Also I longingly too you Wink Laughing
I thank all. This tree is for me particularly important.
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Post  Tom Benda on Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:24 pm

Hi Rafal!

I'll never forget Your reaction, when Your larch was awarded.
Now it's on the way for another award!

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Post  Neil Brough on Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:02 pm

Like it the larix has some nice features and maturity about it .

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Post  Rafal Kulesza on Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:11 pm

Neil and Tom,
I thank very Very Happy
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Post  Rob Kempinski on Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:15 pm

Hi Rafal,

I remember the tree from the East Meets West exhibition in Wroclav. It's even more impressive in person. Dobra praca
That was a great show BTW in a fantastic venue. Really enjoyed meeting the Polish artists too.

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Post  Rafal Kulesza on Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:36 am

Hi Rob,
It was me very pleasantly to meet You and other on this exhibition. We will be to try very in order to next exhibitions will be more better. I invite all warmly. Always nice and hearty atmosphere at Us is. Very Happy
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Post  Rafal Kulesza on Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:45 pm

Good time is on forming larches now Smile
I took to work. I removed unnecessary branches, wired and compose larix again.
Few pictures from work

Larch "Raven" Ds145_DSC07624
Larch "Raven" Nc897_DSC07625

Next branch
Larch "Raven" Vo989_DSC07629
Larch "Raven" Ss690_DSC07630
Larch "Raven" Eq486_DSC07633

Some detail
Larch "Raven" Rk912_DSC07662
Larch "Raven" Ah178_DSC07655

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Final result

Larch "Raven" Uu941_DSC07678
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Post  -Daniel- on Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:23 pm

Hello, you did a great job. I want to ask you something: The trunk is very tube, have you ever thought of creating empty spaces between the branches and make an apex lighter?

Larch "Raven" Uu941_10
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Post  Twisted Trees on Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:42 pm

I like Daniels idea about showing more of a taper at the top of the tree.
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Post  robatkinson on Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:01 am

nice work rafal i like your rounded top
better than the half pointed top it
looks an older tree well done. Very Happy
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Post  Weeijk on Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:08 am

I really love your tree, very nice work you've done here, but......
Why do you call it Larix Japonica? As if saying your Larch is kaempferi. Isn't Larch growing in Poland, Larch decidua or European Larch?

Overhere in the Netherlands Larch kaempferi is planted in the twenties of the last century, because of quicker and straighter growth and less deep bark. So we also have some hybrid Larches in Holland, decidua x kaempferi, called Larix eurolepis.

with kind regards, Wessel
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Post  Rafal Kulesza on Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:31 am

Thank you guys for yours nice coments Very Happy
Onybonsai-Daniel wrote:Hello, you did a great job. I want to ask you something: The trunk is very tube, have you ever thought of creating empty spaces between the branches and make an apex lighter?
I know that tree is not perfect in understanding the Japanese canons of art bonsai. It it was one should was think so that strong wind he broke plant and it was has infused new life on newly. In my opinion larch looks now like complete tree.
I will work over getting fat branches now.

Weeijk,
Obviously correc name should be Larix kaempferi. Japanese larch's young speeds are orange - red to bronze - purplish red. Needles are blue - green. This permits me to judge that this is Japanese larch.
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I corrected the name of topic.
Larch "Raven"
So this larch be called in Poland.

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Post  -Daniel- on Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:33 am

Rafal Kulesza wrote:Thank you guys for yours nice coments Very Happy
Onybonsai-Daniel wrote:Hello, you did a great job. I want to ask you something: The trunk is very tube, have you ever thought of creating empty spaces between the branches and make an apex lighter?
I know that tree is not perfect in understanding the Japanese canons of art bonsai. It it was one should was think so that strong wind he broke plant and it was has infused new life on newly. In my opinion larch looks now like complete tree.
I will work over getting fat branches now.

Weeijk,
Obviously correc name should be Larix kaempferi. Japanese larch's young speeds are orange - red to bronze - purplish red. Needles are blue - green. This permits me to judge that this is Japanese larch.
Edit:
I corrected the name of topic.
Larch "Raven"
So this larch be called in Poland.


Well, of course it is a beautiful bonsai, my thought was just an 'idea. In Italy else larch "Deciduous" I think also in Poland. Regards, Daniel Very Happy
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Post  abcd on Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:27 pm

More dramatic scene
[img]Larch "Raven" Larix10[/img]
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Post  crust on Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:03 pm

Wonderful progression. The trunk is captivating. The lower RH branch breaks the spell some for me though.

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Post  Rafal Kulesza on Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:22 am

Larch "Raven" Ms422_Kruk
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Post  crust on Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:39 pm

Wonderful pictures of origins, wiring and trunk (and videos) I love so much about the tree, especially the base and trunk and branching--for me, the one major R branch always detracts--its resolution seems inevitable.

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Post  -Daniel- on Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:20 pm

Surely it is a beautiful bonsai, suffered much.  Very Happy 

My compliments for the way you are able to work this plant.  ThumbsUp 

Best regards , Daniel  santa 
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Post  Rafal Kulesza on Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:58 pm

Thank you for the nice comments.
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