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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-11
Categories: River
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ-2-S
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-27 3:47
Viewed: 4387
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I really don't know what to tell you about this.
My son found it on a limestone boulder protruding from the golden beach like dry streambed of Bullock Creek.
Within a few kilometres,Bullock Creek changes from wide grasslands surrounded by snowy mountains,to wide expanses of golden dunes between towering limestone cliffs,to primeval forests in deep ravines,to murky swamps full of tree ferns,cabbage trees and dead stumps of rotted old giants.
Here,where the karst formations stick out of the sand,there are veins of quartz through the limestone.
I figured this was some formation of quartz crystal. As Greg points out it could be a cross section of a seashell,but looks as though it has quartz set in it...'but the shape totally blew me away.
A heart with wings !

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To coasties: I'd hate to move itLordPotty 1 07-27 05:55
To red45: that'd be rightLordPotty 1 07-27 04:19
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Well Steve,

That is certainly something that you don't see every day. Amazing. Nice pic.

Hi Steve,
nice capture, very well presented. Bullock Creek still producing the goods then. Must post some of mine.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
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Hi Steve, great find! For me it looks like fossilised shell of some mollusc. Look - 'heart' is lower part of shell and left side - upper one. I think shell could be twisted cone in shape. Or maybe I'm completely wrong ;-) Anyway - very good and interesting post my friend!

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-07-27 4:34]

Well spotted Steve.
It looks like a cross section of a whole cockle or something similar.
well seen,
Good use of light.
Nice composition

Hi Steve!
You have a big gift to show here things unusual and unique!
I love it. I try to show how wonderful is wildlife - you show me how amazing and strange it is ;-)

Hi Steve

Very intriquing! Lovely shape, and yes it does look like a heart. I have to agree with Greg. Certainly looks like an open shell. Did you keep it?

Nice interesting shot. This has got the old grey matter burbling! Thanks.

c'est vraiment un joli clin d'oeil a la nature! bravo et łerci pour ce partage

Hi Steve,

this is an interesting picture. That shows nature is a great Artist. :-) I like it very much. Perhaps it looks a little bit like a Dino? :-)

What an interesting and unusual find, Steve.

Well captured, well spotted composition.

Thank you for sharing it.

Steve, You've succeeded in finding the strange and very out-of-the-ordinary in nature! As you say, it does seem to be a heart with wings...All you really need is heart! ;-) TFS.

I haven't quite articulated the entire theory yet, but I'm pretty sure this New Zealand rock proves that there's life on Mars. I'll keep hammering out the details.

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