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    aust fossils up close

    Post  ermaster on Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:37 pm

    Just got a usb Microscope and i have started making a compilation of pictures ranging from 20x,80x and 360x zoom.
    will have the pictures up some time soon Smile
    (when i get amber i will get some loverly pictures of that)
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    Post  macrocephale on Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:47 pm

    Looking forward to the amber pictures, however I recommend getting some image stackung software, there is a good, free program I used at uni that I'll find a download link to. Basically, because microscopes have poor depth of field, you can't always get the entire specimen in focus at once. However, if you focus up so the closest part of it is in focus, take a picture, focus down by a tiny amount, take another picture, and so on until you get to the bottom of the specimen, this program will take those pictures and combine the bits that are in focus so you get one picture with the whole specimen in focus. It's a lot simpler than it sounds, I did this whole process- including the photo taking- for all of my amber in about 2 hours (there's a thread in the 'Purchased fossils' section). thumbsup
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    Post  ermaster on Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:17 am

    Cheers will look at into it Smile
    it came with a program to bring out the colours better of what you took.
    sadly it can't hold to big fossils about 3cm fossils if you want to focus is the limit :/
    but still very good for the price of £30 Very Happy i got it at lidl and it was only being sold because the
    box was a tiny bit damaged. No inside contents were scratched.
    will have some pictures tommorow and will keep adding to the topic the more i take.
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    Post  ermaster on Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:19 pm

    here are some images of fossils and minerals up close:
    lapis lazuli 350x :

    aust bone structure 350x :

    quarts with coppersalt inclusions 80x :

    amber midge 20x :

    amber midge 80x :

    amber 350x :


    hope you like there will be more pictures and all picture's are mine so is the amber insect Smile
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    Post  macrocephale on Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:51 am

    The midge looks good, I'd love to see it under a more powerful microscope
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    Post  ermaster on Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:28 am

    yea its not a very powerful microscope but the midge is in the corner next to a crack and the amber at that part isn't as transparent thats why the reflection is green. but for £3 it's good for the money.
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    Post  Kosmos on Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:28 pm

    Very nice amber, may I ask where you got it?
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    Post  ermaster on Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:08 am

    Kosmos wrote:Very nice amber, may I ask where you got it?
    london at a market in piccadilly circus were there was a guy selling amber jewlery i asked if he had any raw peices and he brought out a plate with some on
    and said he doesn't normally deal with raw amber. i then saw a small peice with a black spot on he told me it had a insect and he didn't know the price for insects
    so sold it to me for £3 Smile
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    Post  Kosmos on Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:58 am

    That is a good deal I would say, insects are worth a bit more normally.

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