posted: 1/3/2014 12:38 AM
Images: Photo Contest Finalists
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Several birds gather at a bird feeder in a Mundelein backyard recently.
Susan Sampogna of Mundelein
Cold winter frost on our bathroom window becomes an abstract pattern of interesting shapes and swirls.
Mike Weimer of St. Charles
Triple waterfalls last summer in the Canadian Rockies.
Fred Share of Arlington Heights
This is The Walt Disney Concert Hall is in Los Angeles. It's an intriguing metallic structure with lots of surfaces and angles. It is also the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
Bob Pudell of Medinah
This picture is called, "Out my window" and it was taken about a week before Christmas. It was taken out my family room window on Wing Park Blvd. It is our first Christmas in this home.
Bridget Schutt of Elgin
A squirrel searches for food at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle recently.
Deb Marak of Arlington Heights
I used a macro lens to capture the frost on a window. The sunset provided a warm light that complemented the cool tones of the feather-like frost. Two of the frost feathers curl toward one another, almost in the shape of a heart.
Angela Cichosz of Carol Stream
I woke up to a beautiful hoar frost morning out here in Algonquin so I grabbed my camera and headed to the wetlands. This is one of my favorite shots.
James Paskiewicz of Algonquin
A home in Grayslake during a snowy afternoon represents a simpler time in America last December.
Russ Riendeau of Grayslake
Two robins sitting in a crabapple tree in a Schaumburg yard on December 22nd.
Carole Brock of Schaumburg
This was taken outside our home on Christmas Eve and is the last berry on our bush. It reminded me of an ornament on a Christmas tree!
Maulik R. Patel of Carol Stream
This is a bunch of fishing lures and lines tangled on a telephone wire at Lake Johnson Park in Raleigh, North Carolina on December 29th.
Marty Krogh of Ingleside
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