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Hi all,
Thanks very much for all the nice C&C's on
the geode entry.
Continuing with my rocks, here's a macro of
some Fool's Gold, (Iron Pyrites).
Metallic, cubic crystals, often striated.
Used during the 16th and 17th centuries for ignition in guns,
these days, it is used commercially in the production of paper,
sulphuric acid and photovoltaic solar panels.
It is used in some jewellery, but can't be fashioned into
fine items such as chains.
Quite pleased at the detail my little camera achieved.
Barbara Smile

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Jan 2012 - 11:26 AM
Focal Length:7.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.3
Aperture:f/3.7
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Fools Gold
Username:BarbaraR BarbaraR
Uploaded:27 Jan 2012 - 12:42 PM
Tags:Crystals, Fools Gold, Iron Pyrites, Macro., Rocks, Wildlife / nature
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2012 - 12:50 PM

such pretty tones

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2012 - 1:11 PM

I love the detail in this, Barbara, and excellent detail from the Panny (same as mine Smile). Carol

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2012 - 1:30 PM

You have indeed captured some super close-up details. I too have some of this but never knew it had any other use other than being pretty, so thanks for that info!

Ann

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
27 Jan 2012 - 1:51 PM

Nice shapes and quite exquisite. IB

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gingerdelight
27 Jan 2012 - 2:07 PM

Excellent detail indeed! A lovely image, well captured!
Carol

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2012 - 3:05 PM

wonderful detail barbara brilliant light and tones a beauty nice one Wink
andy

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RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2012 - 5:08 PM

Love the way the light is catching on the surfaces of these crystals: when I first saw it it reminded me of Galena which produces similarly shaped crystals.
Amethyst would make a lovely study too in the right lighting.
Ronnie.

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2012 - 5:42 PM

Thanks everyone Smile

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2012 - 7:33 PM

Great macro. This reminds me of childhood days -- walking along the shores of Lake Erie (near Bufflao, New York USA).
The limestone caprock would occasionally break free of the cliffs when the underlying shale would erode away.
The caprock was lined on top with iron pyrites and it would glisten in the sun. However, after a while, it would rust and not look so pretty any more.

Anyway -- great shot here. Nicely done.
-=\Walter

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EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2012 - 5:18 PM

A very good close up with great detail and good light. I shall have to take more notice of rocks when out and about.
Joan.

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helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 8:09 PM

A natural abstract - some wonderful patterns in this one SmileSmileHelen

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