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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.

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
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

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.
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.
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
16 Mar 2009 10:19AM
Beautifully captured Carol.

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