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Opalized Ammonite Fossil

Opalized Ammonite Fossil
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Copyright: Stephan Duchesne (iglootrek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 92 W: 10 N: 460] (1623)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-11
Categories: Molluscs
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, CMOS ISO 1600
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Paleontology - fossils [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-14 22:43
Viewed: 7550
Points: 19
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ammonite (Placenticeras meeki)

It looks like a piece of art, yet this exceptional ammonite fossil is also a precious example of Alberta's prehistory.

The 71 million year old ammonite was donated to the Royal Tyrrell Museum.

This kind of ammonite is well known in southern Alberta, but this specimen is the most spectacular in appearance ever collected in the province. Measuring 62 centimetres in diameter, it's also exceptionally preserved and nearly complete, including the shell margin or aperture where the animal's head and tentacles protruded. Ammonites were hard-shelled squid-like marine animals that were abundant in the oceans during the Mesozoic Era.

Hope you like it.

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Wonderful colours and lighting!
Very well presented...

That is a beautiful fossil

Very nice Stephan..It does very much look like a piece of art. A very interesting post and note. I like it. Well done!
Thank You.

Hi Stephane,
It's very colourful and it's look like piece of art
I like the light too.
Well done.

Superb post Stephan!
It really looks exceptional and you've captured it very well. I like it very much.

  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-11-15 14:28]

What a great find Stephan, the colours are brilliant. Well shown, thank you.

  • Great 
  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-11-15 15:29]

A beautiful fossil Stephan, great colours and texture to this picture. There is nothing to gauge size in the picture so I am glad that you have told us how big it is.
Thanks for sharing.

  • Good 
  • alexbf (61)
  • [2005-11-15 16:11]

Cool cette photo Steph, je te donne un point pour que a soit arrondi 400.

Bravo! 400 en quelques semaines seulement!

  • Great 
  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2005-11-15 18:07]

Looks like a piece of art or piece of jewellery.Wonderful colours
Thanks for sharing.

  • Great 
  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2005-11-16 0:40]

Wonderful... colors,lighting, shapes,details, framing and note. Great mosaic of prehistory.
Well done!
Thank You.

This is a very beautiful picture of an impressing subject. I liked very much to see this jewel. Thanks for sharing.

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