Surprises in Nature

Challenge #157 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this nature challenge, show the viewers something you have found which is beautiful, interesting, in an unexpected place, or makes you pause and wonder at it. Perhaps it is a flowering plant growing in a sidewalk, (footpath), an insect on a flower, where you didn't expect it to be, wave patterns in the sand, a 'face' in the bark of a tree.... There should be an element of surprise in your entry, so the viewer is able to enjoy that moment too. Macro and close-ups welcome. Please, no humans, domestic pets, and minimal man-made structures. Size of entry: 1,600px MAXIMUM on the longer side.
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Driftwood at sunset
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All shapes and sizes of trees litter the Pacific coastline of NZ..this one caught my eye.
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Submitted: Monday, 29th June, 2015 10:50 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 9th May, 2010
Focal length: 105 mm
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: F13
ISO: 640
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