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Old 20th December 2011, 03:15 AM
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Default New banyon/strangler fig tree

I was lucky enough to spend most of the month of November with my family on the big island of Hawaii. While I was there I did what I always do when I am out, took photos and notes of trees and plants I wanted to sculpt. On the last week of my trip I left my family and went to the east side of Hawaii which is much wetter and has a lot of rainforest. There is even a zoo and botanical garden (Pana' ewa Rainforest Zoo and Botanical Gardens) that is the only zoo in the USA (maybe even the world but I can't remember if that is true or not) that is entirely inside a native rainforest. Anyway, one of the things I saw while driving around Hilo was lots of banyon and strangler fig trees. Here are a couple of photos that inspired me to make my latest model.

There were also many types of palms and Philadendrons growing around the city, here is one of my favorites, a split leaf Philadendron and a lady palm.

I worked on this since I came home, it has been 16 days from start to now, I still have a small amount of touch up work and I want to add some more foliage to the banyon so I can thicken up some of the canopy but it is pretty much ready to go on the diorama as it. This is a new camera and I am not sure how to use it but the bark on the tree is brown, not red. I need to figure out how to adjust the color in the photos because I had the same trouble with all of the photos.

I'll get a few more photos when I put it out on the diorama.
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Old 23rd December 2011, 03:07 AM
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Beautiful! Mention of that zoo certainly brings back memories.
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