Monday, August 20, 2012

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Goes Fossil Hunting

Fossil Skull? by Reed A. George
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
iso100, f3.3, 1/640 sec
 
I took my little DMC-TS3 to the beach yesterday, where it belongs. The waterproof feature makes it perfect for trips like this. We went looking for fossils, and found a lot. The one above is by far the most intriguing. I'm still conferring with the experts (not me) to decide what it might be, but I'm pretty convinced it's a skull of some type.
 
These deposits are from the Pliocene, about 2-5 million years old.
 
In addition to the big find, there were lots of great shell fossils to peruse.
 
 
Shell Fossils, by Reed A. George
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
iso100, f3.3, 1/640 sec
 
 
More Shell Fossils, by Reed A. George
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
iso100, f3.3, 1/400 sec
 
 
I loved how this eucalyptus tree grew on the edge of the cliff.
 
Eucalyptus on the Edge, by Reed A. George
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
iso100, f3.3, 1/400 sec
 
I am very pleased with the Lumix DMC-TS3. For all of these shots, I used the Intelligent Auto (iAuto) setting. They are all directly out of the camera, with no editing whatsoever. It couldn't be easier to get decent shots in good light. And, the GPS is also very useful.
 
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