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  • Two cardinals, male and female, mingle on a fence in an Arlington Heights backyard in April.

      Two cardinals, male and female, mingle on a fence in an Arlington Heights backyard in April.
    Jeanne Garrett of Arlington Heights

  • Ornate street lamps line the pathway in Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. In the background, is the John Hancock Center on the left.

      Ornate street lamps line the pathway in Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. In the background, is the John Hancock Center on the left.
    Doris Krandel of Palatine

  • A small herd of bison gather in a meadow near the North Rim of The Grand Canyon.

      A small herd of bison gather in a meadow near the North Rim of The Grand Canyon.
    Fred Share of Arlington Heights

  • A couple of children play in the park at the Wildlife Animal Park in San Diego, California four years ago.

      A couple of children play in the park at the Wildlife Animal Park in San Diego, California four years ago.
    Joan Farrell of Island Lake

  • Two fawns eat flowers in Dell Webb Grand Dominion community in Mundelein.

      Two fawns eat flowers in Dell Webb Grand Dominion community in Mundelein.
    Gene Mahacek of Mundelein

  • A dog named Yippie is loving life as it hangs out a car window on the way to Starved Rock.

      A dog named Yippie is loving life as it hangs out a car window on the way to Starved Rock.
    Katherine Wagner of Long Grove

  • This is a photo I took this spring in Door County, Wisconsin. At first I was disappointed that it was cloudy and rainy the whole time during our visit. But then I became enchanted with the fog, the lake and the birch trees.

      This is a photo I took this spring in Door County, Wisconsin. At first I was disappointed that it was cloudy and rainy the whole time during our visit. But then I became enchanted with the fog, the lake and the birch trees.
    Jim Plueddemann of West Chicago

  • I framed the Ferris wheel in the background of a cotton candy concession stand at the Glendale Heights Fest recently. I had to wait for the ride to get up to full speed so I could get the long exposure shot. I leaned against a fence for support since my tripod was not tall enough to get the desired framing.

      I framed the Ferris wheel in the background of a cotton candy concession stand at the Glendale Heights Fest recently. I had to wait for the ride to get up to full speed so I could get the long exposure shot. I leaned against a fence for support since my tripod was not tall enough to get the desired framing.
    Angela Cichosz of Carol Stream

  • I was exploring my abstract side. This was taken at Herrick Lake at night. I liked the abstract quality of it. looks like the solar system. It was taken with my new Nikon.

      I was exploring my abstract side. This was taken at Herrick Lake at night. I liked the abstract quality of it. looks like the solar system. It was taken with my new Nikon.
    Todd A. Sherlock of Downers Grove

  • This was a sand sculpture of Medusa from River Fest a few weeks ago. I thought the texture of the sand and all of the lines of the snakes made for a great shot!

      This was a sand sculpture of Medusa from River Fest a few weeks ago. I thought the texture of the sand and all of the lines of the snakes made for a great shot!
    Christie Beach, of St. Charles.

  • This photo was taken near a farm that borders Raceway Woods in Huntley. The horses had been socializing and showing off for one another, and for the visitors!

      This photo was taken near a farm that borders Raceway Woods in Huntley. The horses had been socializing and showing off for one another, and for the visitors!
    Allison Kramer of Carpentersville

  • I took my son to New York for a graduation trip and I took this picture on a boat tour. I thought the New York skyline looked absolutely beautiful with the new Freedom Tower standing tall.

      I took my son to New York for a graduation trip and I took this picture on a boat tour. I thought the New York skyline looked absolutely beautiful with the new Freedom Tower standing tall.
    Connie Williams of Algonquin

 

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