Monday, September 19, 2011

Scallop Shell Fossil


... and a very curious Ruddy Turnstone on the seashore at Carcavelos

25 comments:

Dina said...

Did you just find that fossil, on your own?!
It is very beautiful and exciting to see such treasures.

JM said...

Yes, Dina, it's on a rocky area full of fossils where I go quite often but I haven't spotted this one before.

Kate said...

It's a beauty and you photographed it well with detail and a wonderful tone to the "sand" and fossil.

Olivier said...

belle decouverte, cela rend bien ce squelette d'oiseau.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fascinating to find something like that JM and wonder how long it has been there. I have never heard of a Ruddy Turnstone before, he's so nice, I love birds, nice shot.

Sharon said...

An interesting find. When I was growing up, I used to go fossil hunting all the time. I haven't done that since I've lived in Arizona. This is a wonderful specimen.

Lois said...

That is an amazing find JM!

Carolina Tavares said...

Gosto da Arqueologia e das marcas do tempo e do vento. Belas e preciosas fotos.

Woody said...

Neat that your have these on the shoreline. I suspect there are some interesting macro subjects there :-)

Jack said...

Nice find, JM. I never find things like this. Probably because I don't spend much time looking down.

Milton Ostetto said...

um trabalho bem interessante

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow, I would never have imagined that a fossil can be found on these shores... Quite impressive!
God bless youo!
Cezar

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great find! Thank you for sharing. (Your picture really shows the lovely detail.)

Sylvia K said...

That is indeed a fascinating find, JM! Terrific capture, too! How wonderful to be able to discover one like that!! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Sylvia

Art said...

Wow, excellent work!

Andrew said...

A wonderful discovery ...and a lovely image of it.
You know I love bird images.. a beauty.

VP said...

Great pictures, I like the brown reddish background...

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Wonderful fossils. I still have some that we found as children in the mountains... Great shot of Mr. Ruddy as I imagine he was moving at a quick clip!

Bises,
Genie

Virginia said...

Oh now I love this JM. THe color, the texture and of course the fossil. Sharp eye my friend.
V

Randy said...

What a great find!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Wow ... I find fossils very fascinating. I have never seen any in situ, just pieces in the rock shop,

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Beautiful texture in your photo. Are you allowed to dig out the fossils? The temptation would be hard to resist.

Dina said...

Yeah, I'm also amazed that no one finds a way to cart the fossils away (illegally).
Nice that the paleontologists leave some fossils in the wild for explorers like you, JM.

Jacob said...

I'll be darned! Is this kind of thing protected? Perhaps it's not all that old...Could you, if you wanted, did it out and take it home?

Francisca said...

That shell fossil is a beauty.