posted: 8/16/2013 12:37 AM
Images: Photo Contest Finalists
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A dragonfly lands on a flower at the Chicago Botanical Garden in Glencoe.
Katie Zagor of Mundelein
This silhouetted sunset photo of my two daughters was snapped during our recent camping trip to PJ Hoffmaster State Park in Michigan.
Gene Diaz of South Elgin
This photo was taken on Thanksgiving, 2012, in Destin, FL, at Henderson Beach.
Lance Rettberg, from Naperville
Avalanche Creek thunders through Avalanche Gorge in Glacier National Park, MT. This view is from a bridge along the Trail of the Cedars Nature Trail.
Mike Weimer of St. Charles
A beautiful sky is framed by a willow tree by a pond in a Mundelein park last month.
Cindy Madson of Mundelein
I call this photo WEBSITE. I took it in Hot Springs, Arkansas during a walk through Garvan Gardens in July.
Todd A. Sherlock, from Downers Grove
I found this rotting tomato in our garden. Although it was inedible, it had a photogenic quality, so I used a macro lens to capture its range of texture and color.
Angela Cichosz, from Carol Stream
A fisherman drives his boat up river through the fog along the White River in downtown Branson, MO last month.
Marty Krogh of Ingleside
The sun sets over a farm in central Illinois near Champaign last July.
Michael Vitucci of Palatine
Fourteen-month-old Zachary Krandel watches dogs play in the front yard as his reflection is caught in the window.
Doris Krandel of Palatine
This photo of grandma, mother and granddaughter Thea on the dock watching the sunset was taken in the evening at Meta Lake, Eagle River, WI at the Timberlane Resort.
Gerry Corriveau of Hampshire
After an early morning shower, a yard was filled with diamonds! Water droplets collected in the leaf cluster centers on three smoke bushes.
Susie Lee of Wheeling