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Ammonite

By alansdottir  
Back at Kilve for this one. To the western side of the beach, under the rising cliff, there is exposed on the shore a flatish bed of rock. Underneath this and exposed to one side is a very friable, shelly mudstone/shale layer - almost completely fossil material. This ammonite has been squashed to a thickness of a few millimeters only, but the side view is almost perfect...

Thanks for looking - c&c very much appreciated, as always.

Tags: Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: GrahamNobles, LV426, G3 and 22 more


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GrahamNobles 13 9 4 England
12 Mar 2009 11:28PM
An amazing pattern created by the partially eroded ammonite, sliced by the tide. It looks like the larger fossil merges with a smaller one, spiralling off in another direction. Like twin spiral galaxies, one drawing energy from the other.

Patterns and elements and time, just raw material to you, Carol.

Graham
LV426 12 7 4 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2009 11:29PM
Very nice and intersting find. Great fossil.
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
12 Mar 2009 11:37PM
This is a great image so interesting and very well captured. - gary
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
12 Mar 2009 11:48PM
Interesting...well taken....Sandy
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
12 Mar 2009 11:49PM
A splendid find, you have togged it well1
Jennn
NEWMANP 13 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2009 8:24AM
"like a circle in a sprial, like a wheel within a wheel"
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2009 9:35AM
Stunning image full of texture and a facinating subject matter. Works really well in B&W, very well spotted and captured Carol.

Hugh x
Briwooly 15 454 6 England
13 Mar 2009 1:35PM
Well spotted and taken

Brian.......................................
13 Mar 2009 2:19PM
Great shot. Oozing detail.
13 Mar 2009 5:51PM
This is a very good shot very well taken.
keep up the good work.
Peter
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2009 10:46PM
These must be intriguing and wonderful to find, and you've photographed it beautifully.
JohnH37 15 1 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2009 9:57AM
An excellent image.What an amzing find/fossil.
-John
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
16 Mar 2009 10:19AM
Beautifully captured Carol.
Rende

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