Close up of Chinese quince that belongs to Luis Vallejo. Here's the original caption... "Pseudocydonia sinensis (Thouin), Masahiko Kimura Nursery, Japan, in the Luis Vallejo bonsai collection since 2009" There's a photo of the whole magnificent tree at the bottom of this post
We featured a few Luis Vallejo bonsai yesterday and now it’s his bonsai again today. This time with some of the best quality bonsai photographs we’ve seen yet. A friend sent me a link to them last night from Pinterest (via Empire Bonsai).
This little gem is an American persimmon ("Diospyros virginiana)
There’s lesson here about photographing bonsai and it’s not that you should rush out and hire the most expensive professional you can find (unless you have a large surpluses of money). But there are a few things that some people do that make a big difference.
Multitple trunk Japanese maple with a fused nebari. Here's the caption as it appears on Pinterest... "Acer palmatum (Tunb.), Hotsumi Terakawa, Japan, in the Luis Vallejo bonsai collection since 1989"
Continued from above…
To mention a few of the most obvious… clean and even polish the pots. Also clean up and improve the surface of the soil and do the same for the surface that the pot is sitting on. And provide a simple uncluttered background.
And by the way, it’s not my intention to lecture you about photographing your bonsai… it’s just that I see so many good bonsai that are diminished by poor quality photos.
A good shot of the fused nebari. Would you assume that this is a clump style tree (one root system) or that this started as individual little seedlings?
this special will end November 8th at noon EST
Close up of the base of a Japanese quince... "Chaenomeles japónica (Sweet & Nak.) in the Luis Vallejo bonsai collection since 2009"
This one just says... "Crataegus, Luis Vallejo" Crataegus is the Hawthorn genus.
special ends Nov 5th at noon EST
"Zelkova serrata, Luis Vallejo" Zelkova serrata are sometimes called Japanese Grey bark elm, though they're not included in the elm genus (Ulmus). They do however belong to the elm family (Ulmaceae)
Remember the partial shot at the top of the post? Here's the whole glorious tree in all its splendor