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I've recently been experimenting with photographing some of my ammonite collection. It can be quite tricky to get creative photos of smaller specimens, so I have been building light modifiers and a miniature studio to see what I could come up with. I recently lost my job, so I'm hoping that perhaps I can sell fine art prints of some of these at some point in the future. For now though, I have a lot more tinkering to do.

 

I won't go into detail naming the species, because I'm way too tired and would probably get it wrong anyway.

 

All of these ammonites are under 2cm/.8 inch wide.

 

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Harpoceras? Somerset UK

 

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Unknown, Somerset UK

 

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Unknown, Russia.

 

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Same as above, detail

 

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Same as above, detail

 

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Unknown, Folkestone UK

 

 

 

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Great photographs.

Love the colours on the Russian one and the Harpoceras too. 

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Manticocerasman

incredibely great details on those pictures :)  stunning pictures , great job.

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I Love the rainbow ribs and the last one with light on dark technique. Very creative, great job! :1-SlapHands_zpsbb015b76:

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Looks like your off to a good start with these very small ammonites. The lighting is really working out for you.

I see these almost as portraits.... Exceptional!

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So sorry to hear about the job loss. I hope you’re able to find one soon.

I really like the photos. The detail and sharpness are amazing for such tiny specimens!

What kind of camera and lense are you using? 

 

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   That is some DANG nice photography man!!!

 

RB

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Nice! Keep up the good work.

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Thanks all for the feedback and encouragement. It is much needed at the moment!
 

22 hours ago, KimTexan said:

So sorry to hear about the job loss. I hope you’re able to find one soon.

I really like the photos. The detail and sharpness are amazing for such tiny specimens!

What kind of camera and lense are you using? 

 

 

I'm using my trusty old Nikon D800, mostly with the Nikon 85mm f/1.8 and extension tubes, although for the super-macro shots I use a home-made rig with a telephoto lens and microscope objective. All of the photos are focus stacked to get better depth of field.

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The Amateur Paleontologist

That's some very neat photography!! The ammos are so colourful :D Especially love the last one

-Christian

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28 minutes ago, ReptileTooth said:

Wow, masterful photography!:o

What species of ants are those?

 

Thank you! No idea on the ants I'm afraid. They're both in Baltic amber, so they're approximately the same age, but that sort of identification is way beyond me. I see so many things in this amber that I can't identify. For example, anyone know what this disc-shaped thing is, in front of the earthy lump? It looks almost like a mushroom or something.

 

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