Shells abound along Tatlows beach, Stanley, Tasmania (the island state)…….they crunch under your feet as you walk along in the pre-dawn light, camera/tripod at hand…….anticipation high. And then, in amongst the dark ripples, you see a beautiful wing shell, left behind by the receding tide…..radiating a myriad colours from her soft curves……..
….all you need is a little point of light…….

Canon 400D, 28 to 135mm lens, at 135mm, F11 at 0.8 secs, polariser
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  • Paul Todd
    Paul Toddover 5 years ago

    Wow! Such wonderful lighting and the colours of the shell standing out against the darkness is beautiful!

  • Lovely comments, smallfox, thankyou!!

    – David Murphy

  • Eunice Atkins
    Eunice Atkinsover 5 years ago

    Love the photo also your description. NiCE.

  • Nice of you to say so, E!!
    Didn’t know you could read so well…….

    – David Murphy

  • solo75
    solo75over 5 years ago

    Nice composition!

  • Thx solo, very much appreciated!!

    – David Murphy

  • Roseann
    Roseannover 5 years ago

    Amazing comp. Really well-done. The shell is just lovely!

  • Cheers Roseann…’re a gem!!

    – David Murphy

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 5 years ago

    oh—— soooo—- good.

  • sooooo- lovely , you are!!

    – David Murphy

  • Mary Ann Reilly
    Mary Ann Reillyover 5 years ago

    beautiful work, David.

  • Thankyou Mary Ann!!!!!!

    – David Murphy

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 5 years ago

    lovely work David

  • thx Anthony!!!

    – David Murphy

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 5 years ago

    I particularly like the sandy butt, salty pants part of this image!!! Well done you!

  • well…….i’ll have to fill you in with more of my travails, Wendi….god knows, there is plenty!!

    – David Murphy

  • Neophytos
    Neophytosover 5 years ago

    Nice description EXEPTIONAL image !!

  • Cheers mate!!!

    – David Murphy

  • Jazzdenski
    Jazzdenskiover 5 years ago

    Love the way you have isolated this. Nice subtle lighting too.

  • Thankyou Denis!!!

    – David Murphy

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