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October 11, 2012

The reader's eye

Name: Amanda Altena

Hometown: Salem, N.H.

Description: “A semipalmated sandpiper taken along the shoreline at Sandy Point, Plum Island. I was walking along the water when he happened to be right beside my feet. The seaweed adds to the composition and contributes a nice splash of color and texture.

“I am an avid bird-watcher who enjoys capturing birds within their environment. I like to highlight color and texture through most of my photos. I also like to capture the rays of the sun whether it be through breaking clouds or within the tree lines.”

Camera info: Nikon D3100, focal length 300 mm

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“Warm brown colors and the various elements of the image work together to create a photograph that is more than a close-up of the sandpiper. Similar brown tones throughout the image are very noticeable. The main subject is surrounded by seaweed on the shoreline, which places the bird in its environment.”

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