I've Got A Bone To Pick

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We took the grand kids to the Royal Tyrrell Museum near Drumheller, Alberta last week. I am seriously impressed with my D7200. These shots are straight out of the camera shot at ISO 2000. No way would I be able to get these shots with my D300.
This young man was demonstrating how they preserve bones from a dig. They dig around and under the object including the media the fossil is embedded in is taken with it. They then wrap in a plaster and cotton material similar to a cast on a broken arm. This way none of the artifact is lost while in transit or handling. When they get back to the lab they then slowly, painstakingly pick the cast material away with delicate tools. As cracks are exposed, like you see here, he injects an epoxy into the cracks to hold the artifact together in its found shape.
This young gentleman is a summer student working on his degree in Paleontology. In the fall he will go back to university.


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Great shots, Bill. I've been up there 3 times over the past 30 years and have always had an incredible time and learned a lot. Your pictures are a good reminder that we ought to get back up there soon.
 
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Great shots, Bill. I've been up there 3 times over the past 30 years and have always had an incredible time and learned a lot. Your pictures are a good reminder that we ought to get back up there soon.
Thanks Nick! It’s a pretty cool museum isn’t it?
 

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