photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Helen Betts | all galleries >> Rediscovering Home >> Washington Rediscovered: Year 2 > 'Objects of Wonder': How was this formed?
previous | next

'Objects of Wonder': How was this formed?

We went to an exhibit titled “Objects of Wonder: From the Collections of the National Museum of Natural History,” an interesting display of items that examines how scientists use the Smithsonian collections to enlighten and illuminate our understanding of nature and human culture. I took a few pictures, but most of it was more appropriate for viewing and reading about than photographing.

This was calcite on quartz (variety amethyst) discovered in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Geodes – hollow rocks lined with crystals – are formed through volcanic activity (and more processes after that).

'Objects of Wonder': What causes the color blue? posted earlier:

Nikon D810 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/100s f/8.0 at 36.0mm iso3200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
victorswan13-Sep-2017 15:04
this is great beautiful Helen, if they had to mess that up, I still have a place in my collection lovely photographed image BV
Range View 13-Sep-2017 05:10
This is a true wonder of nature! The lighting is superb. V
MarcViskens12-Sep-2017 19:15
Chris Morton12-Sep-2017 17:28
fascinating - can't help, before my time
William Barletta12-Sep-2017 16:43
Wonderful light on this mineral ~V~
Pierre12-Sep-2017 13:38
Quelle magnifique pièce de calcite sur un support de quartz, une très belle photo de ce splendide échantillon! V
danad12-Sep-2017 13:16
A stunning object ! V.
Colin Storey12-Sep-2017 12:21
Great image of this impressive find.
Patrick Goossens12-Sep-2017 10:06
Sculpture of the earth. Just marvelous
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal12-Sep-2017 06:58
This is beautiful Helen, fantastic image. V
Nirvan Hope12-Sep-2017 04:57
Just spectacular! A natural wonder.
LynnH12-Sep-2017 00:51
I'm always fascinated by geodes and crystals. This one is just beautiful. V
Julie Oldfield12-Sep-2017 00:50
Beautifully done. It reminds us of how amazing nature is. V
exzim12-Sep-2017 00:42
I think that there are more questions about the ERTH THn we will ever find all the answers to. But keep the photos coming, they are a thing of beauty in themselves
Jim Coffman11-Sep-2017 23:45
That is absolutely amazing!! Nice image, Helen..