posted: 3/18/2011 2:00 AM
Images: Weekly Photo Contest Finalists
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A beautiful orange glow highlights a cloudy sunset in Libertyville.
Ben Fuhrman of Libertyville IL
Morning mist on a lake in Ontario, Canada last summer.
Bill Lawton of Lake Barrington
Luke and Morgan taking a flying jump off the raft last year in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Lacey Dahlstrom of Grayslake
As the sun set, a large parrot flew into a palm tree and a woman reached up towards the beach garden outside Mama's Fish House in Maui.
Erik Smith of Rolling Meadows
High-wheeler from yester-year participating in the ╩Village of Lake Bluff┤s 100th July 4th Parade.
Marty Buehler of Grayslake
Players end up in the net during the Chicago Blackhawks game against Carolina Hurricanes at the United Center last week.
John Wysocki of Mount Prospect
This is a picture of a Cinnamon Teal. It is a very rare bird in this part of the country since it spends most it's time out West. This picture was taken at the pond North of the nature museum in Chicago. The Teal's coloring is just spectacular.
Bob Williams of Huntley
This is a photo of my black Labrador Rainier and her BFF Zoe playing in the snow.
Cindy Smith of Cary
Deer just love to visit our patio and peek in. As much as we like their entertainment, I think that they do the same.
Mira E. Keyes of Carpentersville
This is a photo illustration with a red filter throwing a heart-shaped red shadow on the page in the dictionary dealing with love.
Angela Cichosz of Carol Stream
Here's a self-portrait that I call The Glowing Photographer. The stylize filter with glowing edges in Photoshop Elements 9 helped create the effect.
Randy Link of Winfield
While trying to photograph the sunset in Aurora, I got an unexpected bonus! This dark line shot rapidly through a cloud and burst into flames! I'm calling the shot, Sunset Meteor.
Mike Bryant of Aurora