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KEVIN GUTTING
Eden Berry and other children take part in a game of "camouflage" during the spring vacation Arcadia Nature Day Camp at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton. Eden's blue penguin stuffy gave her away in the game akin to hide-and-seek where the camp counselor is "it".

KEVIN GUTTING Eden Berry and other children take part in a game of "camouflage" during the spring vacation Arcadia Nature Day Camp at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton. Eden's blue penguin stuffy gave her away in the game akin to hide-and-seek where the camp counselor is "it".

In the newspaper biz, we are often assigned to take pictures of things that aren’t there — at least not in an overt sense. For instance, a Lions Club pancake breakfast that won’t happen for another week or a swath of undeveloped land where some enterprise has announced that they hope to build. Sometimes it takes a bit of magic or good luck to create a needed point of focus where there is none. That’s what came to mind after I shot this frame at a spring vacation nature camp of a half-dozen kids — all, but one, hidden — playing a game of “camouflage” at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton. In this variation of hide-and-seek, the camp counselor was “it” and the same point of focus that caught my eye — her blue penguin stuffy — gave this camper away.

— Kevin Gutting

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