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PostPosted: Jan 27, 2016 12:11    Post subject: My collection of macro's  

Have a decent collection of pictures I have taken over past year. I got into rocks/minerals about 2 years ago and just recently started photographing minerals, but I love how amazing some of these thing can look its awesome!
All were taken with a Canon Powershot A3300 so not a expensive setup, but here soon I'm hoping to get a better camera for some better pictures. These were all taken with an LED flashlight as the main light source. I don't have a light setup for them yet.
Let me know what you guys think about them :D
I will add more when I can. Enjoy guys!



Topaz.jpg
 Mineral: Topaz with Rutile inclusions
 Locality:
Tepetate, Municipio Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
 Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5774 Time(s)

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Conichalcite.jpg
 Mineral: Conichalcite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 3.8 x 2.5 x .5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  5785 Time(s)

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Calcite1.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Montrose County, Colorado, USA
 Dimensions: 6 x 3 x .5 cm
 Description:
Found this here in Colorado - have a ton of it.
 Viewed:  5775 Time(s)

Calcite1.jpg



Chrysocolla.jpg
 Mineral: Chrysocolla on Barite
 Description:
Locality unknown
Black botryoidal chrysocolla on baryte
No idea where its from which sucks but still a cool specimen :) White crystals that it is on is Baryte
 Viewed:  5776 Time(s)

Chrysocolla.jpg



Chrysocolla1.jpg
 Mineral: Chrysocolla
 Description:
Locality unknown
Interesting looking stuff.
 Viewed:  5805 Time(s)

Chrysocolla1.jpg



Calcite&Rosasite.jpg
 Mineral: Rosasite in Calcite
 Locality:
Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Municipio Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 Dimensions: 3.8 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
 Description:
Love the way this calcite grew!
 Viewed:  5760 Time(s)

Calcite&Rosasite.jpg


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PostPosted: Jan 27, 2016 16:43    Post subject: Re: My collection of macro's  

You have some beautiful specimens there. Thank you for sharing!
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PostPosted: Jan 27, 2016 21:33    Post subject: Re: My collection of macro's  

No problem thank you!! :)
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PostPosted: Jan 28, 2016 05:02    Post subject: Re: My collection of macro's  

DJandLIMON111 wrote:
No problem thank you!! :)


You may want to consider a Raynox Macro Explorer CM-2000. This pack is very affordable and includes a 1.5 and a 2.5 lens as well as a Universal Mounting adapter. You will have to purchase a tube extension. Best regards

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PostPosted: Jan 28, 2016 12:31    Post subject: Re: My collection of macro's  

Pierre Joubert wrote:
DJandLIMON111 wrote:
No problem thank you!! :)


You may want to consider a Raynox Macro Explorer CM-2000. This pack is very affordable and includes a 1.5 and a 2.5 lens as well as a Universal Mounting adapter. You will have to purchase a tube extension. Best regards

Awesome, thanks for the info. I was looking for something like that for my camera, but no dice. Hopefully soon I can get a DSLR.
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PostPosted: Apr 18, 2016 10:42    Post subject: Re: My collection of macro's  

Recently got a new camera and have collected some cool specimens. Coolest find for me. Let me know what you guys think!


DSCN0381.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite & Siderite
 Locality:
Montrose County, Colorado, USA
 Description:
All of these were found in mancos shale pieces of a septarian nodule or concretion.
 Viewed:  4621 Time(s)

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DSCN0404.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite & Siderite
 Locality:
Montrose County, Colorado, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  4608 Time(s)

DSCN0404.jpg



DSCN0410.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite & Siderite 3
 Locality:
Montrose County, Colorado, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  4604 Time(s)

DSCN0410.jpg



DSCN0418.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite & Siderite 4
 Locality:
Montrose County, Colorado, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  4627 Time(s)

DSCN0418.jpg



DSCN0422.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Montrose County, Colorado, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  4608 Time(s)

DSCN0422.jpg



DSCN0423.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite & Siderite 5
 Locality:
Montrose County, Colorado, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  4621 Time(s)

DSCN0423.jpg



DSCN0429.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite & Siderite 6
 Locality:
Montrose County, Colorado, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  4605 Time(s)

DSCN0429.jpg



DSCN0434.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite & Siderite 7
 Locality:
Montrose County, Colorado, USA
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 Viewed:  4609 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 18, 2016 13:45    Post subject: Re: My collection of macro's  

Very nice, but please tell this old person why these are not micros.
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PostPosted: Apr 18, 2016 14:13    Post subject: Re: My collection of macro's  

Because micro specimens are photographed using macro photography?
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PostPosted: Apr 18, 2016 14:16    Post subject: Re: My collection of macro's  

Well, I thought micros were magnified like with a microscope. These are just taken with a camera in macro mode.
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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2016 09:59    Post subject: Re: My collection of macro's  

A picture to show the scale of these


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 Mineral: Calcite & Siderite 8
 Locality:
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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2016 10:49    Post subject: Re: My collection of macro's  

I would have thought that your caption would describe the minerals in the images, not the method used to take the photos. No big deal, just curious.
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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2016 12:04    Post subject: Re: My collection of macro's  

John S. White wrote:
I would have thought that your caption would describe the minerals in the images, not the method used to take the photos. No big deal, just curious.

The images all have their own description. The only reason I told what I used when I made this was because I didnt have the proper lights or setup, so they were mediocre compared to some of the awesome pics on here. I'll add more info on these soon in the description of them :)
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