Photo of the Day Contest
Returning by Reed Goodwin-Johansson
Sunday, 7th June 2009


by Reed Goodwin-Johansson

While walking along the beach just after sunset, I found this small horseshoe crab shell sitting at the edge of the gentle surf. I got quite wet taking pictures before the shell got washed away by the waves.
Equipment: Canon 20D and Sigma 17-70mm
Reed Goodwin-Johansson
I grew up in North Carolina and am currently studying Aerospace engineering in college. I have a great love of the outdoors, and the peace and beauty therein. I focus on photographing nature and wildlife as a hobby.
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Returning by Reed Goodwin-Johansson was photo of the day on Sunday, 7th June 2009. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.


7th June 2009 at 10:33 am

Apologies for the previous image that had already been displayed. Thank you to everyone who pointed out the error!


7th June 2009 at 10:56 am

Like this shot, shell looks alien against that beautiful sunset

7th June 2009 at 12:49 pm

beutyfull shot, well done i love the composition.
The sky was wonderfull


7th June 2009 at 5:35 pm

Stillness of the night encroaches. Serene and beautiful. How gorgeous the colors! Great work.

joe l

7th June 2009 at 5:39 pm

hot picture it was the right timing and the colors are amazing

7th June 2009 at 5:51 pm

I love the sky.

7th June 2009 at 6:26 pm

Your efforts paid off, this is a great shot !

7th June 2009 at 7:56 pm

I love the whole thing; well done.

s a n d y

7th June 2009 at 10:28 pm

Beautiful…so nicely done. Great subject, composition and colors. I love the blur of the surf to bring movement to the scene.

Katherine Lee Strassburg

7th June 2009 at 11:50 pm

Wonderful colors and exposure really let the viewer be ‘at the beach’. The horseshoe crab has blue blood which is collected for research–something about the clotting or anti-clotting factor. The crabs are returned to the sea unharmed–except for a little humiliation. The egg-laying season is essential to the migration pattern of the Red Knot–a sea bird that migrates the Atlantic seacoast. Isn’t it nice that this pre-historic creature can provide sustenance for birds, medical miracles, and ‘soul-food’ as well?


8th June 2009 at 6:50 am

Thanks for the information Katherine.

Great photo, the bubble next to the crab gives an idea how small the creature is and great timing as regards the wave.


8th June 2009 at 4:23 pm

Wow, the shell looks so it?? Love the colors!


7th June 2010 at 7:41 am

Nice to know about the subject, thanks katherine,


7th June 2010 at 8:26 am

Simple and beautiful…

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