US National Bonsai and Penjing Museum

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by esnift, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. esnift

    esnift Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dan
    I'm not sure if there are any other Bonsai Tree fans out there, but a recent trip brought me to Washington D.C. and I managed a visit to the National Arboretum with my sidekick. It can be hard to capture the three dimensional impact of a bonsai, but here's what I came away with. All shot with E-M1 and 12-40mm

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    Entry


    21678262359_41a7dc01fd_k. Mixed Group

    21874759351_f9e6be10b6_k. Gnarly

    21677300648_b073db902d_k. Formal Upright

    21677304518_bd13961e90_k. Trident Maple

    21677302098_8eb903a7a2_k. Red Fate

    21677094600_67b07850a8_k. Shonin Grouping

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    Juniper


    21865137585_80ece82754_k. Goshin

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    Old Master Young Wonder


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    Free Flowing Shimpaku


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    White Pine


    21839003786_3bf769e409_k. Little Window
     
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  2. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    Great photos, I would love to visit there.
     
  3. TwoWheels

    TwoWheels Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 28, 2014
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    Evan
    Excellent shots and amazing trees. I didn't know it exists, but it's definitely on my list next time I visit.
     
  4. esnift

    esnift Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dan
    Thanks! It's definitely worth the visit and the rest of the arboretum is beautiful as well.
     
  5. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    Interesting stuff!
     
  6. maritan

    maritan Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2014
    I love bonsai trees. I have a black thumb and my wife has semi green thumbs, so we've never attempted to grow one at home.
     
  7. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
    Love "Red Fate"
     
  8. esnift

    esnift Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dan
    Thanks :biggrin:
    And thanks for the feature Amin!