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Mosasaurs Tooth

Mosasaurs Tooth
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Copyright: Vic Zikoor (VicZik) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-27
Categories: Nature, Nocturnal
Camera: EOS 5d Mark II, EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/20 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-03 9:47
Viewed: 1724
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Mosasaurs were a diverse group of large, predatory marine reptiles that lived from around 85 to 65 million years ago. The largest known species reach lengths of up to 50 feet and 20 tonnes! They were terrifying predators and are thought to be most closely related to our modern Varanid (Monitor) Lizards such as the Nile Monitor and Komodo Dragon! This Mosasaurs tooth is 1.5 inch long. Shot this in a tent with daylight. PP included minor level and curve adjustments, resize and sharpen,

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Hi Vic
what an antique piece of art captured with good sharpness and details how amazing all these years it still here,nice framing and good light.
Best Wishes

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-01-03 20:29]


Très belle image de ce vestive avec la transparence du fond et du support, superbe iamge quelle vielle pierre, merveilleux.

Bravo et amitié


A well taken shot from an Early Cretaceous fossil with amazing details, Vic!
Good management of light and perfect contrast against the BG.
The POV and DOF are well done, and exposure is delicately handled.
Nice work!

Kind regards,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-01-04 0:50]

Hi Vic

We still have goannas in Australia which are close relatives. Apparently 40000 years ago or more there were gigantic goannas roaming around Australia of 10 metres! Glad they became extinct! Good sharpness & an interesting note. Tfs!

There's a lot of history in that small object, thanks for the info. Nicely captured with good details. Very well done, tfs.

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