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170 Million Years Old Fossiles

170 Million Years Old Fossiles
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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
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/20 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-18 18:45
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Points: 2
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This image is of three fossils that I shot and will share with TL, Used indoor lighting. I wanted to share with you a 180 Million Year old Photo (I mean fossil). Fossil Ammonite (Dactylioceras Commune)(In the middle) 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.
The toot on the left is of 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. On the Right is a clam that is from the same period of the other fossils.
PP: Adjusted level and curve , cropped, added frame and text.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-01-18 22:08]

Hi Vic,
A very interesting macro shot of these fossils in the stones. A very sharp detailed shot adorned with wonderful lighting. A very informative note.
Good use of available lighting.
Very neat work.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

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