Simplicity in Nature#2

Challenge #86 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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By request, this challenge is being repeated, as the first one was popular, and filled very quickly. In this challenge, show us examples of simplicity in nature, perhaps a grass stalk, a leaf, a pebble or shell at the beach. Your entries should be VERY SIMPLE and MINIMAL. Less is better in this challenge. If the entry is considered too busy and detailed, it will be DQ'd. Macro and close-ups welcome. Where possible, the subject should be outside in the natural environment. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE. Save your detailed nature pictures for next week's challenge.
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One small bird, one big ocean
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Buller's Shearwater near New Zealand. It roams the Pacific Ocean and at other times of year they are seen off the west coast of the United States.
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Submitted: Saturday, 15th February, 2014 10:29 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 6th December, 2013
Focal length: 280 mm
Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 200
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