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Agates - hidden beauty

Last Updated: 29th Sep 2017

By Vítězslav Snášel

I am not an expert on minerals. I'm just a collector minerals and amateur photograph.
But I'm always surprised by what nature can create.
Very much like agate and photograph the details I would like to introduce in this block and showed what can made only Mother Nature.
Gradually I will this block to expand to other interesting photos.
Here you not find mineralogical or technical terminology at the professional level.
For some collectors may be only something that stands on the edge of interest but for me, agate is a gallery where nature show its power, romance and mystery.

The My Articles is intended mainly for those who have imagination and know how to look.

I gave the names of photos - but everyone can see something else.

Link to my gallery, where there are many interesting details "Macro photos of Agate" http://www.mindat.org/g/296


Welcome to the world of fantasy.


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White Flowers



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Agate Curtain
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Agate Fan
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Straws




The chalcedony and mineral inclusion creates absolutely fantastic shapes.

Details agate, are demanding the right lighting and it is necessary to use oblique lighting to chalcedony layers to create shadows and the picture got the necessary optical depth...........


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Fog in the valley



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Winter
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Little Creek
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Seaside




...even with a damaged agate can occur very interesting places that are suitable for capture. Sometimes it may even be damaged area an advantage because it will help us increase the depth of optical images..........

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Veil



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Anemone
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Pillar
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Peninsula





... and then we let the agate itself show his secret ...........

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Crown



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Snow Caps
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red eels
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straws in the ice





...and the deeper pushes into agate, the amazing and fantastic world discover.....


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Flames



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Water dam
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Window
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Snowball





Many people are searching for a new "worlds and mystery" and often have a different world and mystery at your hands - just enough to be able to look around.

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Worms



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Epicenter
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Twilight
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Funnel




Agate is ordinary at first sight unattractive stones that only after the cut reveals its beauty. And only then it is possible to see the fantastic shapes of combination of colors created by nature. Not everyone agate, but is suitable for shooting details. This is what I put here is a selection of many, many agate, which I had in my hands.



When viewing the details agates we find that nature does not need inspiration, unlike us - is the biggest artist and it is we who need to understand nature - but never be able to create such works as nature itself!

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Wawe


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Garden
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Layer
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Palette





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Double Agate


Agate I see as a fantastic gallery of nature.

Vita



.....It's a beautiful transfer of this miniature nature art on large format .........

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Agate Fan


I photographed it with a flash and so is the quality of the accompanying photos were not good because the flash does not appear fairly subtle gradations of color. In reality on size 50x50cm colour corresponds to the image completely .



Agate with an interesting history and her own name "The White Princess".

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Agate "The White Princess"


This is one of the most beautiful detail of the agate which I photographed.
(Detail is located in the right part of the agate)

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Macro photo "The White Princess" FoV 5mm







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Discuss this Article

20th Jan 2010 23:13 GMTAlfredo Petrov Manager

Beautiful!

21st Jan 2010 12:46 GMTMaggie Wilson Expert

This is so wonderful on so many levels! Beautiful photos, beautiful agates... and the astonishing fact that we have the means to share this with one another is still rather mind-boggling for me.

thank you!

21st Jan 2010 13:29 GMTVítězslav Snášel Expert

Thank you, I'm glad that you like agate details.
My English is not good but I think the text with pictures is correctly understood for all.
One more thank.

Vita

21st Jan 2010 18:43 GMTByron Thomas

Awsome Photos.

Byron

21st Jan 2010 20:14 GMTMark Gottlieb

Excellent! They make me want to take a much closer look at some of mine.

Thanks for sharing.

21st Jan 2010 20:42 GMTRobert Meyer Manager

Very nice! Agate is one of those minerals that tends to remind us of scenery, or other natural objects. Some excellent examples of that in this article.

21st Jan 2010 20:57 GMT

COOL PROFESIONAL PHOTOS OF REAL BEAUTY!!!
Thanks for inspiration Vita!
Jindrich

21st Jan 2010 20:59 GMTJindrich Kynicky

COOL PROFESIONAL PHOTOS OF REAL BEAUTY!!!
Thanks for nice feeling which produce good mood and inspiration Vita!
Jindrich

21st Jan 2010 21:10 GMTPierre Clolus

Thanks a ton for this impressive share Vita
The mood is there :)

Regards
Pierre

21st Jan 2010 23:21 GMTHarjo Neutkens Manager

Vita, you are an ARTIST!!
I've been trying to tell many people over the last years that they don't need expensive equipment to make good photos.
No, you need the eye of an artist and a creative mind.
And Vita, again, you are a very creative artist!
Thanks, beautiful, very, very beautiful, and I don't even like agates!!

Harjo

22nd Jan 2010 01:59 GMTJim Bean

Thanks for sharing Vita, these are absolutely beautiful!

22nd Jan 2010 05:53 GMTVítězslav Snášel Expert

Thank you very much friends.
I am really very glad that you like the theme of "Agate - hidden beauty".
If I will have some interesting new photos agate so add to this block.
It is good that is here on a Mindat such section(My Articles),
can be done each theme and gradually expand it with new photos and text.
Once again thank you all very much.

Vita

22nd Jan 2010 13:12 GMTBill Morgenstern Expert

Perfect gallery of agate wonders Vita.
Thanks for sharing this all in one fine article
with beautiful images of nature's secret wonders in stone.
I am now so hooked on agates that I am now being teased about my new love.
Your creative photos are what OPENED my eyes . . . :D

Bill

27th Jan 2010 21:35 GMTAntony Glauser

Extraordinary - so may different textures and colours from the same origin. Every one is a beauty. These photos should win a competition somewhere.

29th Jan 2010 21:32 GMTPaul Brandes Manager

Awesome photos, Vita!! Those are the kind of photos that belong in a book.

29th Jan 2010 22:16 GMTVítězslav Snášel Expert

Thank you friends!
I am very glad that you like the pictures.
In time I will add other interesting details agate but each agate have not interesting places,
so search details that are interesting takes time.
One more thank friends!

26th Feb 2010 22:50 GMTAriel S Wall

Thanks Vita, what country are your agates from? I have spend a lot of time collecting agates similar to these in Oregon, USA. I have procrastinated on cutting and polishing them for a while. Your photo's give good motivation to get started. Thanks! If you have'nt read this book, Ancient Forests;

https://www.westerncoloradopublishing.com/BOOKS.html

there are some fascinating photo's of agatized wood with macro photography. Here are some samlpe pictures from the book,

https://www.westerncoloradopublishing.com/cell_structure_gallery.html

thanks for your contrubution to agate photography on Mindat!!

Ariel

27th Feb 2010 09:36 GMTVítězslav Snášel Expert

Thank you very much Ariel.
Most of the agate(here in this article) are from the Czech Republic.
Locations are in the description with the photos when you click them.

Vita

1st Mar 2010 21:11 GMTPeter Vancik

nazdar vito
tak toto je uzasne! ked priroda stvori umelecke dielo a vnimavy clovek jej pomoze dat ho zdielat druhym,vznikne uzasna kombinacia!
nadherne

1st Mar 2010 21:21 GMTPeter Vancik

musim este raz
ale toto ma naozaj dostalo
takymito obrazmi si skraslit interier domu ci bytu!

2nd Mar 2010 05:55 GMTVítězslav Snášel Expert

Díky Peter,
jsem rád, že se ti detaily achátů líbí.

Vita

10th Jun 2011 10:47 BSTPaul De Bondt Manager

Vita,

This is art in the purest way. Bravo.

Paul De Bondt.

14th Jun 2011 07:46 BSTVítězslav Snášel Expert

Thank you Paul,
I'm glad that the pictures like you !
On the screen it is nice, but on the large-size photo is really amazing to see what nature can do.

Vita

9th Feb 2013 17:34 GMTBrunhild Schwertner

Hello,
I never saw photos like that! Artwork by nature photographed by an art-photograph, who has eyes to see, what others never notice.
Regards
Brunhild Schwertner

14th Feb 2013 11:07 GMTVítězslav Snášel Expert

Thank you very much!

Vita

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