I took this image in my first year of photography, and on the first day with a dSLR, the d200. The cropping and framing were constrained by the piece of bark imbedded in the sand surrounded by grass so that I had only a small area to work with to exclude them.
Like many of the similar images, I was first focused on the bark, and only as I was framing did the “sense” of something more in the shadow appear.
So, too clever? I’m curious what you think.