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Resting peeps

Two similar frames of resting western sandpipers and a sanderling along Limantour Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore. I like the cleaner composition of the top shot, however, it bothers me a bit that the front most western sandpiper is outside of the plane of focus just enough that its not quite sharp. In the frame below, the sandpiper is more in focus due to increased dof, but I'm not as crazy about the rest of the shot. What do you think?

 

Both versions are visible in the same size at blog.patulrichphotography.com. (Note the new URL for my same blog site. You're favorites/bookmarks will still work though, since the old address forwards everything to the new one automatically.)

  

Also, every year Jim Goldstein holds a project on his blog to collect submissions of everyone's favorite images of 2010. This year there were over 160 submissions from his blog readers! If you're interested in browsing some great images, here's his post: www.jmg-galleries.com/blog/2011/01/12/best-photos-of-2010/

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Taken on November 22, 2010