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Theme: Sliver

An image that captures only a small part of a much larger whole.

This theme was suggested by LightBender.

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Next Contest

Suggest a theme by writing a new answer at the Photo of the Week Theme Ideas thread. Please make sure to check the PotW theme ideas Archive first, to make sure you aren't recycling a theme.

The highest-voted theme will be the next theme.

Good luck!

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  • "Sliver (definition) - A long slender piece of something cut or torn off of the whole." It's not just a smaller piece of a whole, it needs to be a long and slender piece as well to fit the category.
    – Michael C
    Dec 9 '21 at 7:25
  • @MichaelC that was the wording of the suggested theme that was highest-voted when it was selected for this contest. The time and place for wordsmithing a theme is at its suggestion post at Photo of the Week Theme Ideas
    – scottbb
    Dec 9 '21 at 20:46
  • With the singular title "Sliver", should it not be fairly self-apparent that images should be of "slivers" of something? The primary word in the theme is "Sliver". How can we know at that stage that a majority of the entrants are going to disregard the title, Sliver, as that word is properly defined?
    – Michael C
    Dec 11 '21 at 2:27
  • @MichaelC It is what it is. It's published, we should stick with what we have.
    – scottbb
    Dec 11 '21 at 18:25

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Top of the Tail

Top of the Tail

The scutes on the top of an crocodile's tail at the Crocodile Lagoon, Cozumel, Mexico, Mar 2, 2019

Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400 @ 400mm f9 1/250s ISO 500

19
votes

storm grate in snowfall

A sliver? How about 9?

Taken Dec 2005 in Urbana, IL with a Canon 300D using a Canon 28mm f2.8 lens for 1/160 @f/5 on ISO 100.

storm grate in snowfall

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  • 10
    That's just grate. I like the smoothness of the snow contrasted with the black of the holes.
    – bob1
    Nov 30 '21 at 1:37
  • 3
    Dad joke FTW!!!
    – FreeMan
    Dec 2 '21 at 16:02
15
votes

Gerbera Daisy

Daisy

Gerbera Daisy, studio
Fujifilm X-H1, XF80mm macro, tripod
1/25 at f/8.0, ISO 400

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14
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Whale's Eye

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Whale replica at Jyllands Akvariet, Thyborøn, Denmark.

Nikon D3100, September 2021.

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13
votes

Perfect Symmetry

Camera : Nikon D5200

Lens : TAMRON 18-400mm F3.5-6.3

Shutter : 1/160

Focal Length : 46.0 mm

Aperture : ƒ/10.0

Taken in Sydney, Australia.

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11
votes

Tip of the Iceberg

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Nikon D500 + Sigma 150-600

1/3200, ƒ/6.3, ISO 224

Seward, Alaska

1 August 2021

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11
votes

Sliver of Home

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Nikon D500 + Sigma 150-600

1/2000, ƒ/5.6, ISO 566

San Francisco, 5 July 2021

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10
votes

Sliver View

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A sliver of a view of a couple making out in Central Park in November 2012.

Canon EOS 400D, 24-85mm @ 85mm, f/5.6, 1/125 seconds

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  • 2
    Maybe I’m struggling with angles, but aren’t they just looking at a phone?
    – Tim
    Dec 2 '21 at 15:40
  • @Tim You know, that might just well be... Dec 4 '21 at 15:54
10
votes

Sun Sliver

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People walking in a sliver of sunshine in the depths of Manhattan’s “concrete canyon” on Vanderbilt Avenue on a bitterly cold Valentine’s Day in 2016.

Canon EOS 6D, 50mm macro, f/7.1, 1/250 second

5
votes

Heart of Nature

Sculpture by Daniel Popper

FujiFilm X-T3, XF18-135mm @29.3mm
1/125 at f/8.0, ISO 160

Detail of a Daniel Popper sculpture, "Hallow".
On display at Morton Arboretum near Chicago.

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2
votes

Camouflage

frog

Canon 70D + Tamron 17-50mm F2.8

ISO 100 | ƒ/4.5 | 1/80s | 50mm

Dumaguete City, Philippines 2020

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  • 2
    How is this a sliver of anything?
    – Michael C
    Dec 9 '21 at 7:28
2
votes

River Side

Skyline from Chicago River

Chicago River Lineup
FujiFilm X-E3, XF18-55mm @26.5mm
1/680 at f/5.6, ISO 200

Shot from a balcony across the river. Looking East, W. Randolph to the right.

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2
votes

The Bus  Part of bus

This is a side view of the front part of a bus.

Samsung A5 f/1.9 3.70mm ISO 40

2
votes

Shining Shore

shining shore 📍Hawke's Bay Beach, Karachi, Pakistan
📅 November 28, 2021

📷 Redmi Note 7, Xiomi
ISO 160 | ƒ/1.8 | 1/95822s | 4.74mm

Amazing view of morning sun shining above waves hitting the sea-shore

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  • 1
    What part of this image is a sliver of anything?
    – Michael C
    Dec 9 '21 at 7:28
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vote

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Nikon D3100, Tamron SP 1:8 500mm BBAR MC, f8, 1/2000s, ISO 200, December 2021.

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