UBC Botanical Garden Forums  

» UBC Botanical Garden


Go Back   UBC Botanical Garden Forums > Maples

Maples Acer - Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!

Post New ThreadReply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old February 3rd, 2008, 02:34 PM
mbhock mbhock is offline
Registered Plus (3-99 posts)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North Yorkshire, England
Posts: 3
Maple photo's

Hello,

Never done this before and feel a bit wierd. i am a small nurseryman from the North of England. I have a new website and need some good pictures of Maple (acer palmatum, sieboldianum, japonicum etc & Cornus florida & kousa varieties....I'm not much of a photographer and wondered if anyone has any I could use....I have tried many photo libraries but they are prohibitively expensive...i don't mind a few pounds but some are asking tens and even hundreds and i can't afford that. I am more than happy to put a citation/credit with the photographers name and any other details, or you can do it yourself of course. I collect plants and have a large collection of hollies, maples & cornus....but photogaphing them is not my thing...and when i've tried the results are pathetic!

Can anyone help or advise. I can easily add 'picture pending' or 'visit google' or but it lacks any personal touch

Many thanks....Malcolm
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old February 3rd, 2008, 02:36 PM
Ron B Ron B is offline
Ardent Plant Enthusiast (10000+ posts)
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Edmonds, WA USA (Z8)
Posts: 18,403
Re: Maple photo's

This nursery takes pictures of plants in stock with a digital camera and puts them on their site.

http://www.forestfarm.com/search/gallery.asp
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old February 3rd, 2008, 02:56 PM
mbhock mbhock is offline
Registered Plus (3-99 posts)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North Yorkshire, England
Posts: 3
Re: Maple photo's

Thanks for that Ron!
I do a lot of budding/grafting for a few arboretums, but i can never take a good picture even of mature trees or shrubs...well one or two perhaps...The pictures on the site (www.plantsmanscorner.co.uk) are my own, however it's taken me hundreds of attempts to get them. the site only went live yesterday so there is no hurry to fill it, i would just like good pictures that give a 'feel' of a plant......It's funny how when you plant something there are times that you know it's right...it 'feels' right...it's the same i reckon with photo's....some say minimal stuff, others a lot. they tell me i can put roots on clothes pegs, but i'm crap at photography! funny old life.
Thanks agauin for your reply.
Best wishes....Malcolm
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old February 3rd, 2008, 03:20 PM
Michael F Michael F is offline
Plant Enthusiast (1000+ posts)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Britain zone 8/9
Posts: 9,673
Re: Maple photo's

There are plenty of photos under free license at Wikimedia Commons:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Acer
All you need to do is to follow the license requirements (usually means citing the source, photographer, and license).
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old February 3rd, 2008, 05:21 PM
Ron B Ron B is offline
Ardent Plant Enthusiast (10000+ posts)
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Edmonds, WA USA (Z8)
Posts: 18,403
Re: Maple photo's

That IS a pretty good assortment (can't beat the price). Didn't know about this resource.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old February 3rd, 2008, 11:58 PM
mbhock mbhock is offline
Registered Plus (3-99 posts)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North Yorkshire, England
Posts: 3
Re: Maple photo's

Thank you for that Michael....never thought of it myself......I'll perhaps put some of my acceptable images out on wikipedia and let them be used likewise.....
Best wishes......Malcolm
Reply With Quote
Post New ThreadReply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Drawf Japanese Maple, or scientific name Aratama Japanese Maple Jolly Maples 10 March 23rd, 2010 07:45 PM
Japanese maple swamp maple hybrid? Ryan Harris Maples 5 July 10th, 2008 03:17 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2001-2011, University of British Columbia Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research