I used to hike out into the woods and find small trees and transplant them and wire them and so on to try grow my own bonsai. I never had the patience and ended up killing the poor trees... some day though... BONSAI!!!
Bonsai "Acer Palmatum Dissectum": More than other maples, dissectum absolutely hates windy and too sunny conditions. Placement of this tree must be shady and out of the wind. This is one of the reasons why there are not many good "Dissectum-bonsai" around. Cut-leaf Japanese maple bonsai is however worth trying. Style: slanting or Shakkan style.