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Author:  Will Heath [ Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:57 am ]
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NA030 - USA
Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)
Height: 7.75 inches, 19.68 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best North American Shohin Bonsai

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Artist: Thomas J. Mozden
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 2
Total Points: 11
Comments:
?The pot is a bit too deep" - Budi Sulistyo
?The tree looks young and the pot is too big !" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:11 pm ]
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NA031 - USA
Small Leaf Jade (Portulacaria afra)
Height: 32 inches, 81.28 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Jim Smith / Doug Smith
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 7
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 7
Judge Robert Steven Scored 6
Total Points: 20
Comments:
?A extremely refined bonsai with excellent root spread .Elegant trunk and good trunk design." - Min Hsuan Lo
?Very old and natural Jade. Reducing some leaves to add the empty space will add the beauty" - Budi Sulistyo
?The canopy is too heavy." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:15 pm ]
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NA032 - USA
Willow Leaf Fig (Ficus salicifolia)
Height: 25 inches, 63.5 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Best Overall Best Overall Forest, Saikei, Penjing, or Planted on Rock Bonsai and Best North American Best Overall Forest, Saikei, Penjing, or Planted on Rock Bonsai

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Artist: Jim Smith
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 7
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 8
Judge Robert Steven Scored 8
Total Points: 23
Comments:
?Harmony water & land penjing. The artist have superior artistic wisdom." - Min Hsuan Lo
?Very nice composition" - Budi Sulistyo
?Very nice design, if the small tree leans more to the water, it will look much natural." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:16 pm ]
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NA033 - USA
Buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus)
Height: 28 inches, 71.12 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Jim Smith
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 7
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 7
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 18
Comments:
?Nature incredible masterpiece, which displays artistic beauty in the amazing crown." - Min Hsuan Lo
?A very nice composition" - Budi Sulistyo
?No details and movement in overall composition." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:24 pm ]
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NA034 - USA
Willow Leaf Fig (Ficus salicifolia)
Height: 28 inches, 71.12 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Jim Smith
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 6
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 7
Total Points: 19
Comments:
?Beautiful and natural. The branches on the left need more tapering to create richer sense" - Budi Sulistyo
?Nice design, but if the pot is moved a little bit to left, it will look much better in optical balance." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:35 pm ]
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NA035 - USA
Small Leaf Jade (Portulacaria afra)
Height: 51 inches, 129.54 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Jim Smith
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 6
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 16
Comments:
?Good composition. Reducing some twigs will be better to reduce the topiary look." - Budi Sulistyo
?Lack of natural balance?" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:29 pm ]
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NA036 - USA
Japanese Black Pine and Shimpaku Juniper (Pinus thunbergiana and Juniperus chinensis var Sargentii)
Pot: Chinese Marble Tray
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: Rob Kempinski
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 6
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 15
Comments:
?Good composition" - Budi Sulistyo
?The perspective setting is poor as a panoramic design." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:17 am ]
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NA037 - USA
Willow Leaf Ficus (Ficus nerifolia)
Height: 34 inches, 86.36 cm
Pot: Tokonome
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Rob Kempinski
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 5
Total Points: 14
Comments:
?The combination of father and son is a bit akward" - Budi Sulistyo
?Will be nicer if the details are exposed more to show a big tree structure." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:46 am ]
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NA038 - USA
Ibuki Juniper (Juniperus procumbins "Nana")
Height: 7 inches, 17.78 cm
Pot: Chinese marble slab
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: Eric Newton
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 3
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 13
Comments:
?Good composition. " - Budi Sulistyo
?All the movement are contradicting." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:52 pm ]
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NA039 - USA
Ibuki Juniper (Juniperus procumbins)
Height: 10 inches, 25.40 cm
Pot: Tokoname
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best North American Shohin Bonsai.

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Artist: Thomas J. Mozden
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 14
Comments:
?Nice, but too crowded" - Budi Sulistyo
?I don?t see the tree." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:16 pm ]
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NA040 - USA
Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)
Height: 34 inches, 86.36 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Jim VanLandingham
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 4
Judge Robert Steven Scored 5
Total Points: 13
Comments:
?Just common" - Budi Sulistyo
?Simple and nice, more refinement on the foliage will improve." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:29 am ]
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NA041 - USA
Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)
Height: 22 inches, 55.88 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Thomas J. Mozden
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 14
Comments:
?Nice style. " - Budi Sulistyo
?Still young?" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:20 am ]
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NA042 - Canada
Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum)
Height: 28 inches, 71 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Larry Harris
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 2
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 11
Comments:
?Just average" - Budi Sulistyo
?Still young looking?" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:45 am ]
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NA043 - USA
Paper Flower Tree (Bougainvillea glabra)
Height: 32 inches, 81.28 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Ronn Miller
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 3
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 5
Total Points: 13
Comments:
?Beautiful flowers and composition, but the shape is of average" - Budi Sulistyo
?Only the color helps?" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:30 am ]
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NA044 - USA
Escallonia (Escallonia rubra var. Woodside)
Height: 9 inches, 22.86 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best North American Shohin Bonsai.

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Artist: Mike Page
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 3
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 8
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 14
Comments:
?Very good shohin" - Budi Sulistyo
?Looks very young?" - Robert Steven

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