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jonnyquest

Terrific collection!   I love cracking open nodules. It's highly addictive. Two must haves if you're into mazon creek or just love the Carboniferous.

The Mazon Creek Fossil Flora  by jack wittry. And Richardson's guide to The Fossil Fauna of Mazon Creek. Charles w. Shabica and Andrew a. Hay editors.  Wonderful books.

 

   What do you use to for pics?  Nice close-ups.

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bigred97

Thanks, jonnyquest. I have both of those books as well as Jack Wittry's Fauna book. He is also coming out with a new flora book soon - can't wait.

 

For the close-ups, I got a macro lens by Xenvo that I use with my iPhone. I only shoot on bright sunny days in direct sunlight. That can make it difficult - sometimes it's so bright I can't see what the picture looks like! So lots of running back into the house, finding out that the picture is blurry, running out and trying it again. I also got a flexible tripod with a remote shutter, but haven't experimented enough with that yet.

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GallinaPinta

Beautiful fern 

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bigred97
8 minutes ago, GallinaPinta said:

Beautiful fern 

 

Thanks!

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4 hours ago, bigred97 said:

Thanks, jonnyquest. I have both of those books as well as Jack Wittry's Fauna book. He is also coming out with a new flora book soon - can't wait.

 

For the close-ups, I got a macro lens by Xenvo that I use with my iPhone. I only shoot on bright sunny days in direct sunlight. That can make it difficult - sometimes it's so bright I can't see what the picture looks like! So lots of running back into the house, finding out that the picture is blurry, running out and trying it again. I also got a flexible tripod with a remote shutter, but haven't experimented enough with that yet.

I'll have to keep an eye out for that book when it comes out.

 Nice pictures.  Sometimes it's hard to get that perfect shot. I use a Google pixel 3a and like it better than my other phones for picture taking. 

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deutscheben

Nice worm! I just had a similar one split, but much fainter.

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bigred97

Thanks, deutscheben! I really like these worms. After finding almost none last summer, I had better luck this year. Here is I think another Didontogaster, I really like it but it's fainter like you said.

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And here is another Didontogaster that I think is pretty good, I especially like the detail on the bottom part. I'll post a few more close-ups of this one.

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RuMert

Nice worms! Did you clean the fish?

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bigred97

Thanks, RuMert! No I haven't yet cleaned the fish. I'm too happy with it the way it is and too scared for anything to happen to it. I'll think about it again at some later date.

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flipper559

Just found this thread Chris !! Very Nice !! You have found some nice stuff in your short fossil career !! I believe we spoke for a bit at one of the braceville/esconi field trips. The west side of the hill. Nice to see some of your finds !! I'm looking forward to spring and more fossil hunting adventures. Someday I may get with the program, and learn to photo/upload photos of some of my finds.  Meanwhile, I'll enjoy yours !! Thanks for sharing !!  Phil

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3 hours ago, bigred97 said:

Thanks, RuMert! No I haven't yet cleaned the fish. I'm too happy with it the way it is and too scared for anything to happen to it. I'll think about it again at some later date.

 I was the same way with my scorpion, afraid I'd mess it up. Andrew Young told me to go for it and how to do it. It came out real nice . But, if you are happy with it the way it is, leave it .        Phil

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bigred97

Hi Phil! It's great to hear from you! I certainly remember our conversation on the side of the hill that day, I really enjoyed it. I'm glad you liked the pictures, I think you still win the cake for beginners luck but I'm doing my best haha.

 

Have you had any luck since we last spoke?

 

If you are ever interested in trying to post some photos, I could certainly give you some advice. It took a lot of trial and error to get to this point and now I think I could give some pretty good instructions. But certainly it's not everyone's cup of tea so that's fine if it's not yours.

 

Happy freeze/thaw season! Chris

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On 11/1/2019 at 1:56 PM, bigred97 said:

Hi Phil! It's great to hear from you! I certainly remember our conversation on the side of the hill that day, I really enjoyed it. I'm glad you liked the pictures, I think you still win the cake for beginners luck but I'm doing my best haha.

 

Have you had any luck since we last spoke?

 

If you are ever interested in trying to post some photos, I could certainly give you some advice. It took a lot of trial and error to get to this point and now I think I could give some pretty good instructions. But certainly it's not everyone's cup of tea so that's fine if it's not yours.

 

Happy freeze/thaw season! Chris

Chris, I will take you up on the photo/upload advise sometime this winter. Thank you !! I haven't opened much of any real interest. Mainly ferns, jellies, clams, wood/bark. Couple with seed bracts that are kind of cool. But I still have 4-5 5 gal buckets of concretions to freeze/thaw from this years collecting. Hopefully find something in them !! Keep up the good work in opening yours !!! See you again somewhere down the line in the fossil pits !!!    Phil

 

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