minerals from Slovakia

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jurkovicovic
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minerals from Slovakia

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Hello forum,
I have some photos of Slovakia´s minerals... so I share it, all minerals was mined on Slovakia, Spessartine is from China. Used EQ: Lomo 3,7x, Zeiss Semiplan 6,3x, GF Planachromat 12,5x + Sigma LSA, 2x flash, 18MP Canon APSC. Comments are welcomed. Thank you.

Cerussite, FOV 6mm
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Siderite, FOV 2mm
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Spessartine, FOV 6mm
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Wulfenite, FOV 4mm
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Baryte, FOV 7mm
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Very beautiful, especially the siderite.

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Hi jurkovicovic,
Great set of images of one of my favourite subjects.
Light is always a challenge, but you seem to master it good..

Keep those mineral photos coming

Thanks for sharing :D
Kind Regards
Harald

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Lou, Harald thank you for coments :)
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Good images, and interesting curved Siderite crystals.

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Re: minerals from Slovakia

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Hi all,
Here I have some photos from last time. I hope you like it.
C and C are welcomed :)
Anatase / FOV 5mm
Anatase / FOV 5mm
Fluorophlogopite / FOV 4mm
Fluorophlogopite / FOV 4mm
Metatorbenite / FOV 3mm
Metatorbenite / FOV 3mm
Opal (var. Hyalite) / FOV 5mm
Opal (var. Hyalite) / FOV 5mm
Quartz / FOV 11mm
Quartz / FOV 11mm
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Very nice. I could make one suggestion though. In some of them, especially #1 and #3, the out-of-focus parts are disturbing. It would have been better to make the stack a little deeper, and/or add an apertuere and close it down the for the first (and perhaps also for the last) shots.

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Lou thank you for suggestion. Now I see it too. My table is not so stable like should be. So is not easy to touch for machine during the stack. I have to think about it. Thank you.
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Stacking software can correct small alignment errors caused by closing an iris, so maybe it would still work even with a shaky table?

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Yes, I know that stacking softwares work with alignment errors. I have to think of something to use an external aperture without crushing effects :roll:
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These are very nice, though I agree that the out of focus foreground on the metatorbernite is distracting.
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Gentlemens, based on previous recommendations, I have started to work with an external aperture so that the foreground / background as not to be too disturbing. I did some experiments and tests and I think I did it. The first / last pictures was taken with the f5.6 lens closed.
C and C welcomed.
Tridymite - Vechec, Slovakia<br />Rodagon 80mm f4 at f5,6
Tridymite - Vechec, Slovakia
Rodagon 80mm f4 at f5,6
Skinnerite - Bankov, Slovakia<br />Lomo 3,7 0.11
Skinnerite - Bankov, Slovakia
Lomo 3,7 0.11
Thomsonite - Papenoo, Tahiti<br />Semiplan 6,3 0.16
Thomsonite - Papenoo, Tahiti
Semiplan 6,3 0.16
Langite - Lubietová, Slovakia<br />Nikon 20 0,40
Langite - Lubietová, Slovakia
Nikon 20 0,40
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very nice :smt041

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Yes, I think those are great! Very beautiful.

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