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Discussion in 'Cephalopod Fossils' started by Miashelle, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. Miashelle

    Miashelle Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Hi all. I am new here and cannot seem to post pictures? Please advise.
    Best! Michelle. :welcome:
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Michelle :welcome: to TONMO.

    To post pictures of your fossils go to the manage attachments button in the additional options section just below the reply to thread section.

    this opens a pop-up window

    pick the browse button, find your file, then pick the upload button.

    You may have to disable any pop-up blocker you have running.

    I think there is a size limit so try to resize any large pics to 500 pixels wide or less. Pictures 500 pixels wide or less don't foul-up the look of the page either :smile:

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Miashelle

    Miashelle Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Thank you! I hope you like my fossils :smile:
     

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  4. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Hi Michelle, and a great big welcome to TONMO!

    Thaks very much for posting your fantastic ammonite images. Did you find these or buy them? Do you have any details about the types of ammonites they are or where they were found?

    :ammonite:
     
  5. Miashelle

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    Hi Phil.
    I found all of these myself and my friend helped me prep them as I had not done that before.
    The Multi blocks of ammonites are Kosmeras Jason Maroconchs and Microconchs preserved in calcite and argonite Age...Middle Jurassic Callovian. Lower Oxford Clay..Peterborough formation wiltshire.

    I have only just started learning about the geologly of fossils etc.
    I started collecting
     
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    OOOPS!! again!! sorry for wasting all of your space here I am not to good at this forum lark yet.

    The other Ammonite is as follows... Kepplerities Age...Middle Jurrasic Collovian 165 million years this time from the kelloway beds in wiltshire....this specimen is preserved as calcite.

    I started collecting fossils some five years ago when I moved down to the very south coast of the U.K. with my family after a long illness...my collection was very crude untill I had the good fortune to hook up with someone who had more knowledge than me and some prepping tools! I do sometimes sell a few specimens on the markets down here in the summer, mostly single ammonites..the children like those best.
    I have what I think is an interesting collection and will post some more pictures for you over the week end.
    Michelle.
     
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    spartacus Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Phil, someone has justed opened their Tonmo account with a BANG !
    Superb multi blocks :notworth:
    :welcome: Michelle from sunny France
    Sorry to sound like an anorak Michelle, but I have the prep bug (novice) so have to ask what kit you're using or I'll not sleep.

    Keef
     
  8. Miashelle

    Miashelle Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Hi Keef.

    Thank you for your words:smile2:

    I use an Pneumatic Airscribe..Air Chisel...Dont know which type I have never looked to be honest with you. The Ammonite has plain old bee's wax on it. We use a lot of polishes and suchlike on the Ammonites.

    Michelle :)
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    :welcome: Miashelle

    Your Ammonites are beautiful! The only thing I ever found have been bivalves and the odd brachiopod....totally :mrgreen:


    The worst is I know there are ammonites etc somewhere around here cos the local museum has some beauties....but the site is a closely guarded secret!!!!!

    J
     
  10. Phil

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    I'll say Keef!

    Again, thanks for posting these stunning specimens. You've performed a fantastic prep job on them. Do you by any chance have any interesting photos of a Kosmoceras microconch with pronounced lappets? I couldn't spot any in the photo, but they could be there. That really would be quite something to find.

    Cheers!
     
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    Best of the weekend!

    :smile:
     

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    Three more.

    :smile:
     

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  13. Phil

    Phil Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Hi Michelle,

    Those are great pictures. Is there any chance of larger versions, as the thumbnails are the same size as the linked picture? As long as you use .jpg images you shouldn't have any problems downloading larger images.

    Come to think of it, why not put a few in the Gallery? We have not had any new fossils in there for quite some time.

    Thanks again!
     
  14. Miashelle

    Miashelle Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Do you by any chance have any interesting photos of a Kosmoceras microconch with pronounced lappets?

    I may well have Phil..give me a few days to wade through the rock pile that is my garden and I am sure I can produce a specimen for you :grin:
     
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    Miashelle Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    Those are great pictures. Is there any chance of larger versions, as the thumbnails are the same size as the linked picture?

    Hmmmm I am not to good at the picture thing on here :hmm: Everytime I try to upload the full size pictures the box tells me that the files are too large! :confused:

    I will have a go at the gallery in the next week.

    Michelle :smile:
     
  16. spartacus

    spartacus Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    great site you collect from Michelle, spare a ticket for our Phil ?
    Off to Esnandes hopefully tomorrow to check out Jurassic (of course) goodies on offer there !

    Keef
     
  17. Phil

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    Good luck, Spartacus. I expect a full debriefing at 08:00 sharp!

    Strange....

    What I normally do is open photos with Paint and use the percentage boxes under the 'Stretch/Skew' tool under 'Image' on the taskbar. See if you can reduce the size to under 500x500 pixels and then use 'Save as...', saving the image as a .jpg. You should then be able to upload images no problem.

    I'm guessing you may be using .bmps that take up much more memory (or so I understand from computery-type people). Best of luck!
     
  18. spartacus

    spartacus Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Okay Boss ! will do & yes I know I've still not done the Normandy collectiojn yet :oops:

    Keef

    & yes bmp's are pooh, go jpg ! 8-)
     
  19. spartacus

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    As promised, Esnandes on the Charentes Maritime coast near La Rochelle is a superb stretch of coastline but as for Jurassic cephs - nil points.
    Found one negative & a partial Harpoceras, so they're there but you've gotta live there or own your own oil well for petrol to patrol on a regular basis.
    No pictures as all batteries dead on arrival :oops:

    Keef
     

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