Fossil Trilobite

by Joe Zink May. 12, 2018 512 views
Elrathia Kingi, Andi!

Elrathia Kingi, Andi!

Trilobites are invertebrate life forms that lived on the sandy bottoms of pre historic seas about 500 million years ago. They are frequently found as fossils in shale rocks here in Wisconsin. This one is about an inch long.

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Kevin Wenning 2 years, 1 month ago

Cool. I saw them all over the desert in Morocco on my last visit and the guides go on and on about how it's such a unique area to find those fossils. I had no idea they could be found in US strata.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 9 months ago

That's a tiny beauty!
Next time, when I will visit my parents, I will photograph our two table tops, which are full of fossils.

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Joe Zink Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 9 months ago

I look forward to seeing those photos!

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Joe Zink Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 9 months ago

I'll try to re-shoot with a greater depth of field next time...with my 60mm lens, this was more of a close up than I realized and I used a larger F-stop to make up for the poor lighting. I'm going to start using additional lighting in more of my indoor shots this year, always something to learnsmile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Joe Zink 2 years, 9 months ago

at least it isn't reflecting the light as our table top does - it almost impossible to photograph it under normal conditions.

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