A wonderful fossil. This is a combination of nature and geology for sure. It should have it's own category but perhaps not many have pictures such as this. I have a piece of 440 million year old coral which would be nice to post, but nothing as glamorous as this. It is super. Those folks looking might not be sure if this is nature. My vote would be yes indeed.
- red45 (31094)
- [2007-09-17 13:34]
Very interesting capture. Note is really good, same as picture. I posted few similiar photos so I think there will be no problem with TOS. I'm waiting for more of this kind!
- nainnain (6259)
- [2007-09-17 14:10]
oui tout a fait un changement , mais merci de nous présenter ceci,ca change u peu et c'est une bnne réussite
bien vu, merci a toi
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-09-17 15:58]
y excelente documento prehistórico,
- lovenature (6391)
- [2007-09-17 21:01]
This is a wonderful specimen of your Knightia fossil. I just love fossils and rocks. This one seems to be complete showing the backbone and intricate bone structure. Lovely detail, colour and composition. Great note too.
You pose a difficult problem here. TN is about learning about nature through photography. Fossils are relics of nature in the past and yet they have a connection with nature as it is now. So I would allow it as a fringe category, much the same as I place animals in captivity.
Tn ToS discourage shots under lab conditions and fossil shots out of their location can be regarded as such.
So until this has been clarified I give you credit for a perfect shot of the fossil of Knightia.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-09-17 23:42]
To the least of my knowledge this is a fine fossil, well preserved and showing the originating fish in fine details!
Sharp fine details in the image...
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-09-18 0:22]
thank you again for the wonderful work you done and sharing with us this fossil!
perfect clarity and very much details on your presentation!
well done and the useful notes
- gannu (14761)
- [2007-09-18 3:33]
Silke very nice shot with lovely notes. The composition is very nice. Ganesh
- angybone (7684)
- [2007-09-18 3:53]
This is undoubtedly nature - nature created this on all levels - from the original fish to the process by which it was preserved.
- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2007-09-18 4:05]
A nice image of the Knightia fossil, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.
- devimeuxbe (19)
- [2007-09-18 5:48]
Interesting capture for this old old fish.
What a great opportunity you had to learn something about the pre history and also be the photographer. I am sure that these kind of photos belong on TN, since they have a very high educational vallue, especially with the note you wrote.
The photo is technically also very good, with perfect details and great colors. The only thing that bothers me a very little bit, is that the fish is upside down.
- zeca (2887)
- [2007-09-18 21:19]
Nice catch, Silke! The textures of the fossil makes a nice image and it was a good idea to do this photo. Excelent work!
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2007-09-19 0:39]
A beautiful capture of this fossil fish. Excellent details and a nice DOF maintained. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- jmirah (4687)
- [2007-09-19 1:14]
A fine display of the past. Well conceived with great exposure and detail. Very well done.
I am glad you posted this picture. It is beautifuly taken with great clarity of the fossil encased in the limestone.
I do however agree with Niek. I also think that the fish is upside-down. The well-preserved fin is possibly the pectoral or even the pelvic fin. The dorsal fin, which would be at the top seems to lie flat or is damaged. I did a workshop and just flipped it. Tell me what you think.
The controversy re posting fossil pictures is probably only solvable by you going out to sites where a new one has been found and photographing it there.
Personaly, I think this particular picture is a yes for TrekNature.
- PaulH (13882)
- [2007-09-19 3:47]
A photograph of a fossil is, in my mind, definitely natural history! I have posted a shot of an ammonite fossil before and it wasn't removed...mine was shot 'in situ', as it were, but it seems they have left this here so no problem!
Anyway, super detail and a nice composition too. Look forward to more, i love these.
(when you come to the UK, check out Kimmeridge Bay - there's LOADS everywhere!
- parthasarathi (1314)
- [2007-09-19 13:00]
A wonderful specimen shot of Knightia fossil. I am not sure about Tn's view. But as the fossil is an important part to study the past history of nature, so I hope they will allow this and more such pictures accompanying such good educative notes.
- juanjo (1142)
- [2007-09-19 15:05]
very interesting picture of this fossil:The pictue could be in a book of Natural Sciences
- jmp (8415)
- [2007-09-23 7:17]
A very good photo of this fossil, full of details. Excellent note too. Ancients rest of life are alwas fascinating!
TFS, José M.
Time to take another quick trip to the museum Silke..
Yep, this one definitely died trying to get up-stream :)
Very well documented post, Thank you!