Bobbin Head, Kuring Gai Chase, trunklines and textures

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Bobbin Head, Kuring Gai Chase, trunklines and textures

Postby Thymetraveller » January 4th, 2018, 12:18 pm

Up early this morning so I took a trip to my favourite place on earth. The crazy, wonderful trees here are part of what got me into bonsai. Pics are mainly monochrome, as I wanted to focus on form and line rather than colours. So many amazing trees!
I hope you enjoy them.
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Re: Bobbin Head, Kuring Gai Chase, trunklines and textures

Postby rodm » January 4th, 2018, 4:06 pm

What a wonderful place to chill out. :clap: The images give rise as to the question why Australia doesn’t develop our own styles with our fabulous native? :lost:
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Re: Bobbin Head, Kuring Gai Chase, trunklines and textures

Postby Joel » January 4th, 2018, 5:15 pm

Ah, you were in my backyard! Great photography. It's worth walking up some of the creeks until you reach freshwater to see some incredible waterswept Tristania neriifolia, Tristaniopsis laurina and Leptospermum spp. There are also some incredible naturally dwarfed species on the skeletal sandstone soils on ridges and sandstone near the Powerline Trail.

As an obsessive compulsive identifier of plants, I've taken the liberty of identifying them for you. Note that there's not a lot to go off here so they may be a bit off. If you'd like to know any for certain, let me know as I'm nearby and can easily ID them for you.

1) Aegiceras corniculatum
2) Leptospermum trinervium
3) Eucalyptus punctata
4) Eucalyptus punctata
5) Difficult to say without seeing fruit. Could be Eucalyptus resinifera.
6) Leptospermum trinervium
7) Eucalyptus haemastoma
8) Banksia serrata
9) Leptospermum trinervium
10) Angophora floribunda
11) Casuarina glauca
12) Angophora costata
13) Angophora floribunda
14) Eucalyptus punctata
15) Casuarina littoralis
16) Leptospermum trinervium. So good you posted it twice :tu:
17) Leptospermum trinervium
18) Banksia serrata
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Re: Bobbin Head, Kuring Gai Chase, trunklines and textures

Postby Starfox » January 4th, 2018, 6:53 pm

Very nice, great to see!

Those melty Angophoras always get me. How would one go about replicating that?

Planting on a tile maybe?
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Re: Bobbin Head, Kuring Gai Chase, trunklines and textures

Postby Keep Calm and Ramify » January 4th, 2018, 9:09 pm

:wave: TT,
Thanks for sharing these great pics. They are awesome & I appreciate the square formating too!

Joel wrote:Ah, you were in my backyard!
As an obsessive compulsive identifier of plants, I've taken the liberty of identifying them for you. Note that there's not a lot to go off here so they may be a bit off. If you'd like to know any for certain, let me know as I'm nearby and can easily ID them for you.


:clap: Joel - That's REALLY impressive tree ID-ing. So I just gotta ask...
Were you at some stage raised by bush kangaroos? (...not that there's anything wrong with that :shock: )
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Re: Bobbin Head, Kuring Gai Chase, trunklines and textures

Postby Thymetraveller » January 6th, 2018, 7:42 am

Thanks folks, I'm glad you enjoyed the pics!

Bobbin head is a magical place for me. If you're in the area and haven't checked it out, do yourself a favour and go!
The photos were taken on my Huawei Mate 10 phone which has dual Leica lenses, and edited on Instagram.

Joel, you are amazing! My love for the trees in this great land is vast, but my knowledge of them is embarrassingly small. I wander, wondering which tree is which....thank you for th IDs!
On this walk the Leptospermum trinervium really caught my eye. I'll ll be looking out for some decent stock to play with...

There was a king tide that morning. When I started my walk, the water was about an inch below the walkway. On my return, I had to wade through about six inches to get back to the car!
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Re: Bobbin Head, Kuring Gai Chase, trunklines and textures

Postby GavinG » January 6th, 2018, 2:52 pm

Fine photos, great shapes and textures. Way to go.

Joel, photos of the Tristania nerifolia and Leptos please. Not today, it's too damn hot.

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