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The old shell

Primative gastropod shell from the Eocene period, found in the clay cliffs at Barton on Sea, approximately 38.9 million - 40.4 million years old.

comments (19)

  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 9 Mar 2011, 00:44
Wow... 40 million years old :-0
Awesome capture. Still looks good after so many years ! smile
John Prior: Thanks Sidney, it has worn well.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 9 Mar 2011, 03:01
Fantastic composition John....you have done justice to this primitive bit of our world....petersmile
John Prior: Thank you Peter
Nicely done and yeah, wow, that's just old! It's fascinating to think about.
John Prior: Thank you T, it is hard to comprehend that time scale.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Mar 2011, 05:28
Yup - that's old alright!

I like the way you've done this
John Prior: Thank you Chris
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Mar 2011, 07:27
When you look at it that way, John, it blows your mind!
John Prior: Yes indeed, thanks Ginnie
Rather knocks that idiot Sarah Palin's ideas on the head.

You have done it full justice John
John Prior: Thanks Bill, yes, and we think our politicians are embarrassing smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 9 Mar 2011, 08:35
amazing stuff and not just the shell
John Prior: Thanks a lot Zed smile
  • menchu
  • Australia
  • 9 Mar 2011, 09:29
I like!~
John Prior: Thanks a lot for visit and comment
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 9 Mar 2011, 09:56
great shadow fall here, not too hard at all
John Prior: Thank you Chantal
I have quite a few old fossils - a great hobby.
John Prior: It is good fun hunting for them, very easy to find in the clay cliffs that get eroded by the sea and rain, along with a lot of ancient shark teeth, thanks Mary
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 9 Mar 2011, 10:52
Seen a bit of life then
John Prior: Seen it and done it Vintage smile
Well found and a very well done presentation John.
John Prior: Thanks a lot Brian
Very well presented John and captured with very intresting info about this shell. Incredible that the sheel is so old and it still looks beautiful.
John Prior: Thank you Laurette
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Mar 2011, 13:51
Excellent shot. I can't believe it's that old!
John Prior: Thank you Scarlet
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 9 Mar 2011, 17:08
Ooo....so very pretty. Greyscale was definitely the way to go with this one.
John Prior: Thank you Sherri, I was pleased with this.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 9 Mar 2011, 18:30
fine still life. nice detail and light/shadows.
John Prior: Thanks Otto, I must do some more still life, have not done much recently.
Beautiful capture. Love the detail of the shell. Where do they keep this shell? Does it belong to you ?
John Prior: Thank you for visit and comment
  • saverio
  • Europe
  • 10 Mar 2011, 09:59
bel graficismo. mi piace
A very clear picture. Shapes are so sweet and BW is well contrasted! A beautiful picture, to hang on the wall!!
Have a nice day.

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