Nope. This is actually a 1:1 macro of about 1/16″ of dendritic agate. Using a cutout filter gives the black dentrites a feeling like thousands of bats have just left the cave at sunset. I think there are more photo ops in dendritic and moss agate than in picture jasper.
I can hear you saying, thanks Dan, but I don’t have a macro lens. No problem. If you want get started with macro photography there are inexpensive alternatives:
Closeup lenses screw on the front of your lens like a filter. Reversing rings are normally used with a 50mm lens. You literally use the ring to mount the lens backwards on your camera. It’s kind of like looking through binoculars backwards, but instead of stuff getting smaller, it gets bigger.