There's Poetry in Dead Things

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    Ammonites. Coloured. See more here and here.

    Creatures that inhabited the oceans from the Late Silurian (about 400 million years ago) until the Cretaceous (65 million years ago) period. Probably related to modern-day squids and octopus. These two were found in Madagascar, Africa.

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    Tattva73, Paul Grand, Wonderlane, and 48 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ♫ marc_l'esperance 102 months ago | reply

      those are great shapes and textures.. your colouring is undetectable to me.. it looks comepletely natural...
      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    2. alphadesigner 102 months ago | reply

      Yes, this is one of the rare cases when you actually have to add colour in order to make things look natural. Fossils usually are completely brown and not very appealing.

    3. Marianne Lea 102 months ago | reply

      havnt visitd yer pictures for a while and this is whats at top page... a little surprising... it's really pretty! im feelin those textures

    4. alphadesigner 102 months ago | reply

      LOL, half a second! I do make pretty things from time to time. :)

    5. Anima Fotografie 102 months ago | reply

      I got some too, but cannot compete presentationwise :-)

    6. klevo! 100 months ago | reply

      Nested! ;)

      this photo belongs to Nested Photo group.
      we need your shots )

      would you like to join us and post it here:

      Nested Photo

      best wishes and happy new shots in 2007!

    7. macropoulos 91 months ago | reply

      Wonderful patterns and textures!
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    8. Lumberg the MIA Llama 72 months ago | reply

      Very nice. Now that you've hit boingboing and are popular and everything, I thought I'd have a look through your stuff.

    9. alphadesigner 72 months ago | reply

      Yeah, it's easy when I'm famous. :)

    10. i n i m i n i 57 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Nature Nerds, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. rwolfert 57 months ago | reply

      I agree with your title. Very creative shot.

      Seen in Nature Nerds

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