The microscope reveals the secrets of this piece of Brecciated Agate from Stone Canyon in California. The stony matrix in the top left corner gives way to the wispy gauzes of agate softening this agate formed from the shattered and bonded remains of other stones.

Although the surface is flat, this image was formed by merging two focal lengths to compensate for distortion in the microscope optics.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    Nice capture

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful macro Stephanie! :o)

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsalmost 2 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS, your beautiful image has been featured in Abstract Natures Macro Art Group, you can click on the following link to view your image in our permanent feature gallery HERE

  • Thank you Kathie. Always nice to be in such company.

    – Stephanie Bateman-Graham

  • Kathleen Daley
    Kathleen Daleyover 1 year ago

    congrats on your feature! this is a great image! love the colours! .. =)

  • Thank you Kathleen, you’re very kind.

    – Stephanie Bateman-Graham

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsover 1 year ago

  • MarianBendeth
    MarianBendethover 1 year ago


  • Thank you Marian :-)

    – Stephanie Bateman-Graham

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 1 year ago

    this is a great picture!!

  • Thank you Manon, much appreciated.

    – Stephanie Bateman-Graham

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 1 year ago

    sorry, I forgot… you can now enter that picture in the challenge Featured images December 2013

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