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These shells have attached themselves to a string of seaweed washed up in the surf at Hanson Bay Beach, Kangaroo Island.

Interestingly, my wife and I spotted this at the same time and just had to find a way to get a shot. I ended up flat on my stomach with my wife saying “_Don’t drop the camera!_”

We used a zoom-lens as a macro which probably helps to enhance the grains of sand on the shells whilst degrading but not loosing the features in the background.

Camera : Canon EOS 400D

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Stephen is a semi-professional photographer based in Adelaide, South Australia. He shoots a wide range of subjects from macros to landscapes to portraits.
Stephen enjoys capturing images of the world as he sees it, travelling as far as Kangaroo Island and New Zealand to find and photograph.
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  • shygrrrl
    shygrrrlabout 7 years ago

    What a fantastic eye you have Stephen. I would never have seen it, had I been walking past, yet you have captured it so well I want to wear it.

  • Karen Cougan
    Karen Couganabout 7 years ago

    Love this Stephen, one of those really special finds.

  • Helen McLean
    Helen McLeanabout 7 years ago

    beautiful – reminds me of “being on holidays” – thank you for that!

  • Stephen Mitchell
    Stephen Mitchellabout 7 years ago

    Karen and Helen, thanks for your comments! ( … you made me blush.)

  • Jaytee
    Jayteeover 6 years ago

    you see the worlds beauty, we see it in your work.

  • LindaR
    LindaRover 6 years ago

    sweet ~wish I could be there to find these treasures :)

  • Stephen Mitchell
    Stephen Mitchellover 6 years ago

    Awww Shucks Jodi , your words making me blush!

    LIndaR … I often find my best shots by not searching for them. Sounds corny, but it’s amazing how often this happens. The minute you start searching, it’s no longer art, but becomes work. Who wants that?

  • vonne
    vonneover 6 years ago

    This is a Great shot = )

  • Paul Todd
    Paul Toddabout 4 years ago

    Nice find, Stephen! Nature made! Nice light in this, too.

  • Thanks Paul, glad you like this one, it’s still one of my favourites.

    – Stephen Mitchell

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