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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Fiery last stand
by benbos
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Submitted: Monday, 17th February, 2014 10:40 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 22nd May, 2010
Focal length: 200 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 200
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