Garnet babies2

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Detailed Description

More experiments with USGS minerals. This one is a shot of very tiny 1mm or so garnets crazy glued to an insect pin. Not bad for a first try, but clearly more cleaning is needed to really make these shine. 10x shot with microscope objective on camera. Photography Information: Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, Stackshot Sled, 200mm Pentax-m with Nikon 10X infinity microscope objective lens mounted on front , Twin Macro Flash in Styrofoam Cooler, F5.6, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 200.USGSBIML Photoshopping Technique: Note that we now have added using the burn tool at 50% opacity set to shadows to clean up the halos that bleed into the black background from "hot" color sections of the picture.

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Image Dimensions: 5155 x 3783

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