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Images: Photo Contest Finalists

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A hummingbird feeds in a Gurnee backyard.

Dianne Vehlow of Gurnee

Connor Solum hot dogs it on one ski in Princeton, WI last year over the 4th of July holiday. He had just mastered one ski and felt rather comfortable on it.

Christine M. Solum of Arlington Heights

Ryan Morabito sits at a campfire poking at the logs as the sun sets last week in Conover, WI.

Colin Morabito of Libertyville

The sun sets over Lake Geneva, WI near Majestic Ski Hill this past summer.

Kevin Joyce of Long Grove

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A coyote is out for an afternoon stroll at Cooper Middle School in Buffalo Grove on Saturday, June 29. The coyote is being tracked by a collar device and ear tags.

Karen Voght of Buffalo Grove

A dragonfly sits on a reed last week at the Bristol Renessance Faire in Wisconsin.

Christian Kumpf of Hanover Park

Surf and turf on the Dingle peninsula, Ireland.

Kathy DeMichael of Itasca

I took this photo when we vacationed in Florida for a month. We were on our way down to Key West, FL. and this was taken one morning in the Keys.

Carole Hatke of Itasca

Canadian Geese Mom and Pop carrying for their young brood behind our home.

Allen Panek of Naperville

Last week when we were cleaning out our gutters for the first time in a while we came across this old, rain-soaked foam ball that happened to have plants growing out of it, much like the actual earth itself.

Christian Surtzm of Batavia

This photo was taken this past week at the Lake in the Hills fen. Delicate in design and dressed in a variety of colors, dragonflies have always caught my eye. The pastel appearance added to the softness of the shot.

Tony Pocewicz of Carpentersville

This is a picture of a baby Preying Mantis that I saw in our yard recently. It is good to know that we have them in our garden, as they help with insect control.

Paulette Novalinski of Carpentersville

Gallery posted: 7/12/2013 12:55 AM

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Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select 12 finlaists. Here are the finalists for the week of July 8th.
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