Monday, 7 February 2011

Macro on Monday - Guess What

Well, I seem to have won the gold star again for last week's puzzle picture. No. It wasn't a spud, tater or potato. Wilma was on the right lines by suggesting it was a rock and Glo did think about dried fish skin. It was no use putting the chip pan on because the fish I had photographed was a fossil from my tiny collection.


Fossil Fish

At 50mm length it wouldn't have made much of a fish and chip supper anyway.
My thanks as always to all who had a go at identifying the photo.

Now for something a lot less ancient for this week's macro puzzle:

Clue:  Evergreen descendants confined here.
No prizes - just for fun.


  1. John............A pine cone.
    It must be Keith and I find rotten spuds lurking in the veg rack.

  2. A fossil! Aha. What is the measurement (length) of your fossil fish? and do you know any details about it?

    Well, I think this week's one shows the bottom view of a conifer cone ~ not sure of the particular evergreen, but I can possibly try and figure that out tomorrow. Pine, fir?

  3. Hello Glo. It's only a tiny fish, about 2 inches long. Buried somewhere in here I do have some details about it. I remember it was found in China and I think it's about 40 million years old.

  4. A great puzzle last week John.
    I think Adrian's right on both counts; far too many rotten spuds about........and I reckon a pine cone too lol

  5. Hee hee, that was a difficult one last week John, it is a lovely little fossil though!

    I remember as a child walking through a churchyard on the way to school and being absolutely fascinated by tiny fossils in the church's stonework.

    I definitely think this week's mystery is a conifer cone.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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