Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature

Challenge #1 in the Tamron Prize Challenge series. Hosted by Tamron Challenge, Simon Joinson.
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Give us your best Travel or Nature shot and you could win a superb SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II XR VC LD Aspherical (IF), which sets high-performance DSLRs free with SP engineering, F/2.8 maximum aperture and Tamron VC. To find out more about this highly praised lens check out http://tamron-usa.com/lenses/prod/1750_vc_b005.asp. The winner of this challenge (as decided by public vote) will receive a Tamron SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II XR VC zoom lens (in Canon EF-S or Nikon mount). If the winner is a full frame user, we will substitute the SP 28-75mm F/2.8. No other substitutions will be offered. No cash alternative is available. Prizes are non transferable and non refundable. Competition open to any registered dpreview.com member, anywhere in the world.
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Lonely shell
by Fraxav
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1258th place (joint)
A really small shell photographed on my beach towel. These shells are commonly found on sandy beaches but are so small that can be easily mistaken for sand. The scale is pretty clear when you notice the fibers of the towel.
Submitted: Saturday, 22nd October, 2011 13:58 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 3rd August, 2009
Focal length: 36 mm
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: F3.2
ISO: 80
Notes: I used the minimum aperture available to ensure only the shell was in focus and surrounded by an abstract background, mimicking the sea. Shutter speed had to be fast enough because I handheld the camera and the subject was really close.
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