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PostSubject: A new palm tree scene   Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:50 pm

I have been out of town for a while and even though I have been checking the posts and even sometimes commenting, I have not had much time to work on my own projects. Since I have been back (today is exactly one week) I made a scene that was inspired by something I saw on my trip. I went home to FL to get away and check on things since it has been over 1 year since my last visit. One of the things I did while I was there was to take photos of the different trees and plants and to study how they grow together.

Here is a photo of something I saw over and over so I decided to use this as the base of the new piece. In the photo you are looking at a palmetto palm growing up and through a Bahamian cherry bush. Further back in the photo is another, older palm and behind that in the background are some Southern pines.
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Everywhere I went there were palms that grew up and through thick underbrush so I decided my diorama needed one of these combinations. I also noticed that almost everything was growing in a cluster or group, I am not sure if it was because of the way we humans plant them (more then 1/2 the palm species I took photos of were from Madagascar because they do really well in the local FL conditions) but while out in the everglades where the above photo was taken no one plants them, the palm is native and the cherry naturalized from the Bahama's.

Here is the first one I did, I am working on a second one that has 4 species of plants and trees growing together, but it isn't finished yet, I'll post photos of it as soon as it is finished. In the mean time here is the photo of the palm and bush.
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PostSubject: Re: A new palm tree scene   Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:18 pm

It looks really wonderful Phil - just like your photograph. Looking forward to seeing your second one.

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PostSubject: Re: A new palm tree scene   Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:24 pm

Nice one Phil cheers

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PostSubject: Re: A new palm tree scene   Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:00 pm

Thanks, I'm glad you like it, here is a photo of the scene above with the new one I am working on, I used the first one to hide the areas that aren't done, there is going to be another palm behind that is shorter then the tallest one but taller and with bigger fronds then the middle sized ones as well as some other plants off to the right.
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PostSubject: Re: A new palm tree scene   Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:07 pm

Oh it looks really great! I love those tall palm trees too.

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PostSubject: Re: A new palm tree scene   Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:40 pm

WOW! That is fantastic, Phil!

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PostSubject: Re: A new palm tree scene   Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:51 pm

Congratulation Phil. I was thinking: Hey, Phil didn't show anything those last weeks !

Always fantastic trees cheers

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PostSubject: Re: A new palm tree scene   Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:19 am

Very very nice Phil! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: A new palm tree scene   Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:17 pm

Congratulations Phil, always wonderful
the realism of your trees, a real treat for the eyes sunny
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PostSubject: Re: A new palm tree scene   Tue May 10, 2011 4:44 pm

They look absolutely amazing Phil. Great idea. Your picture has come to life.
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