Distracted by driftwood

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I can't have a conversation on the beach because I'm distracted by driftwood, fascinated by it.
I saw a mythical creature - like a griffin.
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  • ILCE-1
  • Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II (SEL70200GM2)
  • 70.0 mm
  • ƒ/11
  • 1/40 sec
  • ISO 400

So did the camera.
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I saw a griffin right away! The beak was obvious, but the two front "paws" and shoulders sealed the deal for me.
 
The rain paints the driftwood revealing a portrait of the macabre.
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  • ILCE-1
  • Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II (SEL70200GM2)
  • 200.0 mm
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/100 sec
  • ISO 160


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  • ILCE-1
  • Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II (SEL70200GM2)
  • 200.0 mm
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/100 sec
  • ISO 160
 
I saw a griffin right away! The beak was obvious, but the two front "paws" and shoulders sealed the deal for me.
I saw the top image differently looks like a strange creature battling against the wind.
 
One of my favourite beach creatures, seemingly defying gravity.
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  • ILCE-7M4
  • Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G (SELP1635G)
  • 16.0 mm
  • ƒ/5.6
  • 1/60 sec
  • ISO 200


And with a little more context
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  • ILCE-7M4
  • Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G (SELP1635G)
  • 16.5 mm
  • ƒ/5.6
  • 1/80 sec
  • ISO 100
 
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This one reminds me of Star Trek - The Doomsday Machine.

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  • ILCE-7M4
  • Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G (SELP1635G)
  • 16.0 mm
  • ƒ/4
  • 1/80 sec
  • ISO 100
 
I saw it the opposite way, some sort of creature heading right to left. Funny how the brain works, once I saw your bird, that's what I saw.
 
I saw it the opposite way, some sort of creature heading right to left. Funny how the brain works, once I saw your bird, that's what I saw.
I see it your way too.
 
Another perspective on that doomsday machine shot. Different day, different lens, still raining.
Taken from 6 metres (20 feet) back @ 200 mm.

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  • ILCE-1
  • Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II (SEL70200GM2)
  • 200.0 mm
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/500 sec
  • ISO 2000

and for easy comparison, here's the earlier shot with the lens practically in the hole @ 16 mm.

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  • ILCE-7M4
  • Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G (SELP1635G)
  • 16.0 mm
  • ƒ/4
  • 1/80 sec
  • ISO 100
 
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Snow!
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  • ILCE-7M4
  • Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G (SELP1635G)
  • 16.0 mm
  • ƒ/4
  • 1/100 sec
  • ISO 100
 
New life taking root in driftwood.
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  • ILCE-1
  • Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II (SEL70200GM2)
  • 200.0 mm
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/100 sec
  • ISO 250

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  • ILCE-1
  • Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II (SEL70200GM2)
  • 200.0 mm
  • ƒ/4
  • 1/100 sec
  • ISO 1250
 
This is the beach where scenes for Alien were shot. I found a wounded one trying to crawl back into the sea.
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  • ILCE-6500
  • E 11-20mm F2.8 B060
  • 11.0 mm
  • ƒ/10
  • 1/60 sec
  • ISO 100
Noses Point 20 2023 April.jpg
  • ILCE-6500
  • E 11-20mm F2.8 B060
  • 20.0 mm
  • ƒ/14
  • 1/200 sec
  • ISO 100
 
Same piece of driftwood, different lens.
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  • ILCE-1
  • Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM (SEL50F12GM)
  • 50.0 mm
  • ƒ/1.2
  • 1/80 sec
  • ISO 100
 
Moody morning at the beach
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  • ILCE-7M4
  • Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G (SELP1635G)
  • 34.5 mm
  • ƒ/5.6
  • 1/60 sec
  • ISO 100
 
Out in the rain this morning, I probably wouldn't have given this a second look except that I half-dozed through a Godzilla movie last night.


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  • ILCE-1
  • Sony FE 200–600mm F5.6–6.3 G OSS (SEL200600G)
  • 600.0 mm
  • ƒ/6.3
  • 1/500 sec
  • ISO 2500
 

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