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A recent post mentioned clod shots and I do love a clod shot ! Here are some from the archives and have been posted elsewhere in the past .
The Roman brooch and coin I particularly remember as if it were yesterday . It was one of those late afternoons where I was seriously struggling to find anything of note and was making my way back to the car .
The field I was on sloped downwards and just on the brow I had at that point the best signal of the day although I was still sceptical and half expected a button or shot gun cap . As you can imagine when this popped up I was pleasantly surprised and with spirits lifted I decided to work this area which came good and not more than 10 yards away up came the brooch . There after not much else and the light was fading fast but for me a memorable finale .
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It is very rare I take clod shots of any of the bottles I dig , this is due to my weak willed failings of fighting off the excitement of digging until extracted plus having to clamber out of a hole to retrieve my phone . On this day , not that long ago I had experienced a pretty successful mornings dig and had become a little blasé with my finds so took the opportunity to finally take time out and click away .
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The last two shots always evoke such great memories and that feeling of elation when fortune smiles and pays you in kind with a hammered coin find . I have never been bothered on condition , whether its worn or suffered damage through the plough , a coin is a coin to me and blessed to have saved another from the soil .
Great days and great memories .
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It looks like that last one only escaped the spade by a hair's breadth! :o
I wonder how many have taken a clod shot of that thin edge only to find it to be a button? Or of a Roman brooch that was just a piece of scrap metal? :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
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Easylife wrote: Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:23 pm It looks like that last one only escaped the spade by a hair's breadth! :o
I wonder how many have taken a clod shot of that thin edge only to find it to be a button? Or of a Roman brooch that was just a piece of scrap metal? :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
That, I’m sure, is very common Easylife :lol:

Lovely shots Kenleyboy. It’s lovely to think back over the days we found stuff that made us smile, punch the air or just stand there incredulous. They are special and ones we all look forward to. I wish sometimes that people who aren’t in our hobby understood how this hobby isn’t about finding valuable items and gold for the vast majority of us. An intact Crotal bell, a tatty hammy, the first of something you’ve never found before are just as exciting.

Thanks for sharing, it made me smile :thumbsup:
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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This is my most memorable clod shot.
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Clod shots do absolutely zilch for me .Soon as they are detected their into my finds box awaiting a shampoo & set when I get home.
I cringe when I see these phoney clod shots on the Youtube blatantly positioned and pressed into the earth with fresh mud or dirt to give the
" I just found it like this " look . I just don`t see the relevence of it all doing a 5 minute photo shoot when I could be detecting instead.
If I did that on 10 finds, that adds up to nigh on 50 minutes wasted detecting time..
Sorry its just the way I see it. And whats worse is I can`t find a smily to stick on the end which conveys my contempt for it all. :lol:
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Here's one of mine

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I know someone who'll be dribbling over this thread in her French retreat :lol:

Here's my avatar as found:
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That ,looks as it is there , like a corpse of a decappitated Bat Figgy. :shock:
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Some great shots already here :thumbsup:

Love the bottle clod shot, thats a beauty
And Easylife, that is a cracking find and a lovely shot...

If Kenleyboy doesnt mind his thread getting invaded then it would be great to see any others you folks have
I have 1 or 2 but they are on my old PC that has been discarded in the corner whilst i enjoy my new PC
I'll sort them out though and add them soon :thumbsup:
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I have a small splurdge of cold shots . . . . OK the brooches were out of the clod, but what the heck. :D

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figgis wrote: Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:35 pm
Here's my avatar as found:
A nice bit of casting waste mate! :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbsup:
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Blackadder43 wrote: Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:56 pm Some great shots already here :thumbsup:

Love the bottle clod shot, thats a beauty
And Easylife, that is a cracking find and a lovely shot...

If Kenleyboy doesnt mind his thread getting invaded then it would be great to see any others you folks have
I have 1 or 2 but they are on my old PC that has been discarded in the corner whilst i enjoy my new PC
I'll sort them out though and add them soon :thumbsup:
Not at all , go for it . I popped my thread up to hopefully spur others on . Do like a clod shot . :thumbsup:
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Beautiful eyes but the complexion leaves a bit to be desired :lol: :lol: :thumbsup:
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Posy ring I found last year still going through treasure process :(
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Some very nice clod shots coming up here. Here is mine.. I believe the only one I have taken looking through my photo folders!
Still, was very pleased with my 12th Century Seal Matrix. :thumbsup:

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