Macro shots of a specie


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Just for your viewing enjoyment.

I like to take macro shots of gold, It really shows the detail and character of the piece, especially the specimens.

Been experimenting with different lighting/back grounds and such. Im thinking of getting into focus stacking where you take the pic. at different aperture settings and then stack them all together for a really good depth of field. If anyone out  there is a photo bug and has experience doing this sort of thing.....any help would be appreciated. 
I know im limited to the clarity I can get with my Sony Nex3 but its fun to do this.

Here,s some pics of the specie I got a few weeks back.

I didn't realize how much small gold was on this piece until I got some good shots of it. Really cool looking structure.

Its not slabable as its too small and fragile, so I will just take it out ever so often and play with it :) 

P.S.  Keep clicking the picture and it will get real big.

Tom

  

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7 hours ago, jjbond said:

Wow, gorgeous... I love those macro nugget shots... thanks for posting.... What made mine really jump out was throwing them into a small ultrasonic jewelry cleaner as well... those are sure pretty.

Thanks Jen: 
What kind of cleaner did you use in the ultrasonic? Im interested in that process?
Tks

Tom

 

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Hi Tom, this is the unit I purchased and I ordered an extra bottle of the stuff it included.... I usually do a CLR soak first and then use this for a few minutes.

https://www.amazon.com/17-ounce-Stainless-Cleaning-Individual-Shut-off/dp/B00874DJPO/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1514260678&sr=1-2&keywords=db-tech+digital+ultrasonic+cleaner

If you want to see some examples of before and after, see this post and others in that thread.

http://nuggetshooter.ipbhost.com/topic/30814-gold-basin-today/?tab=comments#comment-281139

Best $30.00 I ever spent, it really brings out the shine, plus your wife will love you after you clean all her jewelery.. it's a win win.

Jen

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11 minutes ago, jjbond said:

Hi Tom, this is the unit I purchased and I ordered an extra bottle of the stuff it included.... I usually do a CLR soak first and then use this for a few minutes.

https://www.amazon.com/17-ounce-Stainless-Cleaning-Individual-Shut-off/dp/B00874DJPO/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1514260678&sr=1-2&keywords=db-tech+digital+ultrasonic+cleaner

If you want to see some examples of before and after, see this post and others in that thread.

http://nuggetshooter.ipbhost.com/topic/30814-gold-basin-today/?tab=comments#comment-281139

Best $30.00 I ever spent, it really brings out the shine, plus your wife will love you after you clean all her jewelery.. it's a win win.

Jen

Thanks Jen.

I will be getting one of them for sure! The pic of your gold looks a little (how can I say this without sounding pissy...) goofy?.

What I mean is the gold is just too bright/clean for me. But, this can also be because of the shot, lighting/exposure. 

Im for sure going to get the unit and experiment with different cleaners on some of my more non descript nuggets and then move into my species. I love experimenting like this. 

Plus, I can clean my glasses in it! Yay!!!
Tks for the info! 

Tom H.

 

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Call it goofy if you like :D, when I sell my gold, I like being able to say theyr'e paying for gold only, not dirt and it really brings out the sparkle factor. Some like their nuggets natural, but I sell all mine and people don't like paying for dirt. :D

The iphone camera I was using also over exposes...

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Here's another shot of some other ones I picked up that the photos came out a bit better, again, after a clean in the ultrasonic.

http://nuggetshooter.ipbhost.com/topic/30990-steve-hs-over-caffeinated-hi-nrg-maxed-out-zed-settings-find-virgin-patch-in-gold-basin/?tab=comments#comment-282524

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Yah, like I said, different lighting/background/aperture can change a lot on how the pic looks. Couple of examples of the same nug. I agree, its best to clean them up and get the dirt off so people are not paying for (gold dirt) 

Tom H.

 

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