After photographing birds for many years and getting photos of pretty much every bird in the state, a few years ago I bought a macro lens. I initially used it for insects, but have found it's PERFECT for highlighting the small-scale beauty found in all the geologic goodies of South Dakota! Below are some macro photos of pieces I've found in South Dakota, as well as some shots of some gorgeous Mexican Crazy Lace agate I purchased.
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|When I first started shooting macro photos of the agates I've found in South Dakota, I couldn't help but notice the similarity in patterns as you might see when looking at a planet or a moon. These "planetary agates" are all shots of agates from Buffalo Gap National Grasslands in South Dakota.|
Mexican Crazy Lace Agate
|The vast majority of material out here was self-collected in South Dakota. However, I couldn't resist buying some gorgeous Mexican Crazy Lace Agate, both for polishing, and for macro photography opportunities.|
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