Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Nature…still life with egg case

Posted: January 4, 2016 in Nature, Phoneography Challenge
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It’s the first Monday of 2016, meaning it’s time for Sally’s first photo challenge of the year as well, for photos taken with any non-traditional camera.  “Nature” is the theme and, for this week, I’m going back to the beach at Cape May, New Jersey. The beach is littered with the shells of the knobbed whelk, whose necklace-like egg case strands are also found on the beach.  This one made part of a lovely beach still life.

© janet m. webb 2013

  1. Suzanne says:

    Gosh what a strange thing. Youcertainly get some interesting images with your phone.

  2. macmsue says:

    You certainly composed a great image.

  3. klara says:

    it really is a beautiful beach still life.

  4. Intriguing capture here, Janet. I know whelks, but have never seen an egg strand; that’s a beauty. Love to beachcomb to discover the sea’s secrets, you never know just what will wash ashore 🙂

    • We’re not at a beach very often, due both to location and a regular vacation destination of Wyoming, but I do love the beach and seeing what’s come ashore while I was sleeping.


  5. Cape May pasta… a scrumptious specialty.
    A little rotini and shells, sea salt, in a white sandy blend. Voila!

    😉 Randy

  6. Allan G. Smorra says:

    Is this a relative of Lawrence? This composition is wonderful and the various brown/beige tones work well together. BTW, I was unaware of knobbed whelks before today and after Googling them I see that they are quite similar to the conchs of my youth in South Fla.
    Thanks for the education today,

    • Not related. 🙂 Had to think about that for a second. Isn’t Google great for being able to look things up while they’re on your mind? One of my favorite things about the internet. Have a marvelous Monday, Allan.


  7. You’ve created a lasting memory of a natural still life that combines layers of sea life. It’s lovely and thought provoking. One of my favorite things to do at the beach is walk the wreck line, which is the place where the ocean brings debris that is magical (except for the human-made objects). Happy first post of the New Year and happy adventures ahead for you in the New Year. Happy Photo Challenge.

  8. So curious! I’ve never seen anything like that, and in my ignorance, I would have probably assumed it was just litter. I’m so glad I could see this world through your eyes first!

    • Happy 2016, Hannah. I didn’t know what it was either, so we all learn something new every day. 🙂 Thanks for always stopping by and commenting. It’s much appreciated.


  9. Beautiful. It reminds me that i must go back to the beach again over at Napier.

  10. bythebriny says:

    Interesting and beautiful. We could start a series on “strange things found at the beach”!

  11. The knobbled whelk is an interesting feature and one that I have not heard of before. As others have mentioned, this photograph has an excellent composition and is such very eye-grabbing. I could see this featured on a beach house walk as a large canvas!

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