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Author:  Will Heath [ Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:25 pm ]
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This thread is for the European entries recieved to date.
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Author:  Will Heath [ Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:22 pm ]
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E001 - Italy
European Larch (Larix decidua miller)
Height: 87 cm, 34.25 inches
Pot: Tokoname
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best European Bonsai

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Artist: Mauro Stemberger
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 7
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 8
Judge Robert Steven Scored 7
Total Points: 24
Comments:
?Extremely old & powerful trunk make a sense of wind. Snow .rock in the mountain. The professional technic suggests tree unique." - Min Hsuan Lo
?.Very good tree with nice trunk. Shifting the placement a bit to the right will add the balance." - Budi Sulistyo
?If the pot move little bit to the left, it will look better." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:14 am ]
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E002 - Italy
Privet (Ligustrum ovalifollia)
Height: 65 cm, 25.59 inches
Pot: Tokoname
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best European Bonsai

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Artist: Mauro Stemberger / Graham Potter
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 9
Judge Robert Steven Scored 7
Total Points: 21
Comments:
?A very nice combination with the same rhythm of the father and son." - Budi Sulistyo
?Very integrated design." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:53 am ]
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E003 - Italy
Pomme granate (Japanese punica granatum)
Height: 68 cm, 26.77 inches
Pot: Tokoname
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best European Bonsai

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Artist: Mauro Stemberger
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 7
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 7
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 18
Comments:
?Long period of cultivation displays the excellent bonsai." - Min Hsuan Lo
?Nice twisted one." - Budi Sulistyo
?The bar-branch is quite disturbing." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:00 am ]
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E004 - Italy
Sonare' (Juniperus procumbens)
Height: 89 cm, 35.04 inches
Pot: Tokoname
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best European Bonsai

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Artist: Mauro Stemberger / Enrico Savini
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 7
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 9
Judge Robert Steven Scored 8
Total Points: 24
Comments:
?The artist superior technic make this bonsai outstanding." - Min Hsuan Lo
?Avery good creation of a procumbens" - Budi Sulistyo
?If the pot move little bit to the left, the optical balance will improve." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:40 pm ]
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E005 - Italy
Cork Bark Oak (Quercus suber)
Height: 75 cm, 29.53 inches
Pot: Certr? italy
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best European Bonsai

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Artist: Mauro Stemberger / Enrico Savini / Francesco Giamona
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 6
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 6
Total Points: 18
Comments:
?Nice natural shape." - Budi Sulistyo
?The canopy is slightly heavy." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:08 pm ]
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E006 - Italy
Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Height: 65 cm, 25.59 inches
Pot: Isabelia (Rep. Cekia)
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best European Bonsai

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Artist: Enrico Savini
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 8
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 7
Judge Robert Steven Scored 7
Total Points: 22
Comments:
?The fascinating curves of the trunk line can be felt extremely old bonsai. The pot is well match." - Min Hsuan Lo
?Nice tapering trunk and good flow" - Budi Sulistyo
?Nice composition." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:09 pm ]
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E007 - Italy
Needle Juniper (Juniperus rigida)
Height: 43 cm, 16.92 inches
Pot: Antique Chinese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best European Bonsai

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Artist: Enrico Savini
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 8
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 10
Judge Robert Steven Scored 7
Total Points: 25
Comments:
?Fresh green crown, white powerful deadwood, strong lifeline , antique Chinese pot, lack stand, nice photo are harmonizes excellent.
" - Min Hsuan Lo
?Very high quality of a juniper" - Budi Sulistyo
?Nice design, but the left branch looks separate due to the different foliage shape." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:11 pm ]
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E008 - Italy
Japanese Red Pine (Pinus densiflora)
Height: 77 cm, 30.31 inches
Pot: Tokoname
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best European Bonsai

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Artist: Enrico Savini
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 9
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 9
Judge Robert Steven Scored 9
Total Points: 27
Comments:
?The thick powerful trunk with rugged bark are full represent the dignity of great age" - Min Hsuan Lo
?Very high quality of a red pine. The trunk and shape are very interesting" - Budi Sulistyo
?Very strong in character." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:05 pm ]
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E009 - United Kingdom
Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
Height: 40 cm, 16 inches
Pot: Gordon Duffett
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best European Bonsai

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Artist: Peter Evans
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 6
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 14
Comments:
?Just average" - Budi Sulistyo
?Need refinement on the foliage." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:10 am ]
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E010 - Germany
Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum)
Height: 90 cm, 35.43 inches
Pot: Derek Aspinall
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best European Bonsai

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Artist: Walter Pall
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 7
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 10
Judge Robert Steven Scored 6
Total Points: 23
Comments:
?Powerful root, White bark, red leaf, yellow pot display the fascination of Japanese maple" - Min Hsuan Lo
?Very natural and mature appearances" - Budi Sulistyo
?Just a little bit shorter will look great." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:37 am ]
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E011 - Denmark
Rhododendron (Rhododendron lysolepsis)
Height: 18 cm, 7 inches
Pot: John Pitt (UK)
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best European Shohin Bonsai

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Artist: Morten Albek
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 13
Comments:
?Nice shohin with flowers" - Budi Sulistyo
?Looks young" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:13 am ]
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E012 - Germany
Mountain Pine (Pinus Mugo)
Height: 32 cm, 12.60 inches
Pot: Marco Merschel
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best European Bonsai

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Artist: Marco and Tanja Merschel
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 6
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 8
Judge Robert Steven Scored 5
Total Points: 19
Comments:
"Good creation" - Budi Sulistyo
"The pot is rather too big." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Tue May 01, 2007 1:08 am ]
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E013 - Belgium
Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum)
Height: 40 cm, 15.8 inches
Pot: Tokoname
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best European Bonsai

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Artist: Jacques Graulus
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 5
Total Points: 15
Comments:
"Nice tree" - Budi Sulistyo
"Need to expose more details." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Sat May 05, 2007 7:00 pm ]
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E014 - United Kingdom
European Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
Height: 20 cm, 8 inches
Pot: Yew Tree Potters
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best European Shohin Bonsai

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Artist: Peter Evans
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 1
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 2
Total Points: 8
Comments:
"Just average" - Budi Sulistyo
"Too young and the pot is too big." - Robert Steven

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