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Brett Breakin' Rocks

  Hello everyone, since school has let go I've had an opportunity to get back in the water and do some quiet and relaxing hunting.  The leaves are falling in the bucket fulls so that does tend to clog things up a bit at this time of year, but the weather has been warmer than usual and the spouse gods have been in my favor. I've had a time documenting some of the more interesting finds. 

 

  I usually give the haul a good single flatbed scan to archive everything by date and then concentrate on anything interesting.  Some color about, which means they haven't been sitting on the creek-bed for too long. A 'dolphin' tooth that isn't completely eaten up .. etc ...

 

  I have to say my sailing boots though have made up from their disuse since my time in California (*sigh*).  It seems that the extra rubber and neoprene work well in the muck and mud, and keep my digits safe from the broken glass.  They are warm on my feet too which is usually the first thing to go ....

 

The Angustidens are always my favorite .. Most are in pieces but when you pick up one with some color or a good tip the curses about the missing cusp fade away.

 

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Small teeth with big color ..

 

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Billfish hypural from the Chandler bridge and the Ashley fm. Marl (in matrix) .  I find rostrum fragments occasionally. 

 

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Fish jaw part

 

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The best and least common are the teeth locked in the matrix.  Most likely Ashley fm. below the Chandler bridge.

 

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The Aliopias sp. in this location are always small. Maybe the water at this spot wasn't deep enough back in the day ..

 

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Vert and tooth ... this tooth is probably my best from the creek.  They can take a beating.

 

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Cheers,

Brett

 

 

 

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Pixpaleosky

Hi Brett,

 

thank you for sharing these nice fossils with us!

 

May I ask you how you proceed to take these pictures ?

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jcbshark

Love the angys , nice hunting:)

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
5 hours ago, Pixpaleosky said:

Hi Brett,

 

thank you for sharing these nice fossils with us!

 

May I ask you how you proceed to take these pictures ?

Hi There,

 

  I use an old Epson flatbed scanner draped with black felt and some help from the Elasmo site.  His tips and write up on the subject are fantastic.  Scanning Techniques  Photoshop helps too to color correct and pull out the  background.

 

The fossils can't be too thick since the light from the bulb falls off fairly quickly in the scan and you can start to introduce visual distortions into the image.

 

Cheers,

Brett

 

3 hours ago, jcbshark said:

Love the angys , nice hunting:)

 

Always my favorite too .... Thanks !

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JarrodB

Nice finds and great pics. 

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ynot

Looks like some good finds!

Glad You could get out and thanks for sharing.

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Nimravis

Great finds and I also love the pics.

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oldtimer

Totally awesome finds and pics.  I hope to do so well some day.

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sharko69

Wow! Love those pictures and the teeth aren’t bad either;). Thank you for sharing.

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
On 12/5/2017 at 5:57 AM, Pixpaleosky said:

Brett Breakin' Rocks thank you for the explanations

  Sure no worries .. if you have any other questions just PM me and I can lay out the process for you.  If you don't have Photoshop for editing I am always recommending GIMP.  It's totally free and has been around since 1996 ? as open source and downloadable to the public. The capabilities have grown quite a bit since then.  https://www.gimp.org/downloads/

 

Cheers,

Brett

 

3 hours ago, sharko69 said:

Wow! Love those pictures and the teeth aren’t bad either;). Thank you for sharing.

Ha ! .... thanks ....

 

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