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173 Million Years Old

173 Million Years Old
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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, Macro
Camera: EOS 5d Mark II, EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/20 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-28 8:14
Viewed: 1548
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This image is for one of three fossils that I shot today and will share with TL, I am practicing with the new macro lens and indoor lighting. I thought to share with you a 180 Million Year old Photo (I mean fossil). Fossil Ammonite (Dactylioceras Commune) was found in Ohmaden near Holzmaden, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany is 173-183 Million Years old (Jurassic Era). This ammonites were found in the shales of Holzmaden, Germany. The largest of these ammonites can reach a diameter of 5 feet. The shell was coiled and divided into chambers that could be filled with gas or water, allowing the animal to either rise to the water's surface or sink into deeper water. The largest chamber was a living chamber, and it was there that the soft body was found.
PP: Adjusted level and curve , cropped, added frame and text.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2011-12-28 8:18]

Hi Vic

They were selling these in the markets in Nepal & Tibet. The trilobites must have lived in a shallow sea between India & Asia before the Himalayas were formed. Interesting shot of the fossils. Tfs!

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2011-12-28 8:20]

It is interesting to see prehistoric animals, an original stone, well done

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-12-28 8:27]

HI Vic,
Perfect sharpness on this fossiled stone. Details can be admired clearly of the fossils. Perfect light management and I think you produced a very sharp image!
Thanks for the note!
Well done,

Francis Xavier


The details and sharpness of this fossil are excellent, and I find your note interesting.
I like the choice to center the image it gives more impact.

You are putting your new macro lens to good use. Excellent capture of this fossil with sharp details and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Hello Vic, a perfect choice for practising with your new lens.The texture and pattern of the fossil is very clear.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi Vic
A beautiful shot captured with good sharpness and details to show the fossil with good light and framing.
Best Wishes

good morning Vic,

Excellent points detailed with good acuity.
We perceive the depth to perfection,
drawings fossilized. Beautiful artistic image.
Thank you for the note. Well done for this. TFS.

With my kind regards.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-12-29 20:08]


Quel vestige superbe iamge de ce reocher avec encastré les coquillage, quelle imae très intéressante et très beau captage.

Bravo et amitié


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