Oyster on Nantucket Sound 4:55pm

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    This oyster was revealed at low tide still inside the shell at Forest St. Beach in Chatham, MA. Any shellfish not dug deep into the sand now will freeze. In fact shellfishing here is outlawed when it's really cold here, to protect the stock from exposure. It's a 3 million dollar industry in Chatham, with most of it being quahogs and steamers (soft shell clams).

    ©Christopher Seufert Photography

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    1. Jimbo's [deleted] 100 months ago | reply

      Great colors and nice shot!

    2. nana_cindy42 [deleted] 100 months ago | reply

      Great shot!! I've never seen an oyster on any of the Mass or NH shores I've been on. Nice find! And the sky is gorgeous!!!
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    3. mliebenberg 100 months ago | reply

      This is a stuning shot Chris! Very impressive my friend!

      Your pic becomes nominee of "Shield Of Excellence"
      Please add this photo to
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    4. TheArtistNell 100 months ago | reply

      Simple but very beautiful and the info was a real bonus.

    5. sMacshot-on semi hiatus 99 months ago | reply

      quahogs and steamers.....great summer memories....all nice during this ice storm NYC is having. This photo is lovely. Gorgeous pinks and sand detail.

    6. Ruth_asg 99 months ago | reply

      Beautiful macro. Great colors and nice shot

    7. Ina64 99 months ago | reply

      Love this shot. The softness and so peaceful.

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    8. CGorissen 99 months ago | reply

      This is wonderful!

    9. SanDiegoMama 99 months ago | reply

      VERY nice shot & info! :-)

    10. mewtate 96 months ago | reply

      wonderful colors, texture, perspective, and dof! even more beautiful large!
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    11. oysters4me 92 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Oysters, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    12. Patron Saint PR 84 months ago | reply

      This image was used on the Ralph Brennan Seafood Cookbook Blog. You can view the post at this URL:
      If you wish any changes to the attribution please notify us so that we may implement them. Thanks for using Creative Commons!

    13. Jeff R Hawkins 76 months ago | reply

      Great photo! This photo was used to illustrate today's feature article on the TRCP's 150 Days of Conservation blog (tr150.org). The article is permalinked at this URL: tr150.org/index.php/archives/view/your_next_meal_could_he...

    14. Chris Seufert 76 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the note. There is no link at this article, nor is there any credit given on the page. I'm all for free use in blogs but not without a link or credit.

    15. black.paper.press 76 months ago | reply


      I pick this photograph to be on the cover of National Geographic
      National Geographic: Are You Good Enough?

    16. Jeff R Hawkins 76 months ago | reply

      Sorry about that! The link and credit is actually there on the article page - just a little hard to see straight away. Another credit has been added to the front page.

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