posted: 9/15/2017 1:00 AM
Winning images of our weekly photo contest
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I took this photo at the Dean forest preserve in Oakbrook. I think it is one of the most beautiful butterfly I has ever photographed. It is really totally symmetrical. A total mirror image of each side.
Todd A. Sherlock of Downers Grove
Someone had placed a white rose next to the name of one of those lost on that terrible day at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York last April.
Jeanne Garrett of Arlington Heights
A rainbow appears after the rain in Deerpath Park in Vernon Hills on Wednesday, September 6.
Erin Kabot of Vernon Hills
A visitor enjoys a cool gelato treat on a warm day in Paris, France.
Andrew Kapinos Jr. of Buffalo Grove
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly in formation at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 on July 28th.
Ted Kowalik of Hanover Park
A flycatcher sits on a tree branch at Pierce Lake in Rock Cut State Park, Ill. on August 31.
James Napier of Antioch
An up close view of the flames at a backyard bonfire in Lake Zurich.
Cindy Spudich of Lake Zurich
A beautiful Coopers Hawk I shot the other day in my front yard in Wheaton. I shot these with my Nikon D610 Digital Camera and a 300 mm lens. I was outside shooting some pictures of my grandson playing when I saw the shadow of what looked like a very large bird on the sidewalk. I looked up just in time to fire off about 5 quick shots before it flew out of sight.
Van Dillenkoffer of Wheaton
I was on a business trip tis past week in New Jersey and had several hours before my flight back to Chicago. I decided a walk on the boardwalk was in order and headed to Ocean Grove, a historic, beautiful beach town. I happened across the vintage bicycle and was glad that I always travel;, even for business, with a camera.
Russ Jones of Oak Brook
This picture was taken on August 10 while my son was zip-lining near Skagland, Alaska while we were on a family vacation.
Gelaine Gallucci of St. Charles
I took this photo of Elgin wildlife hanging on a screen door.
Mike Michalides of Elgin
Picture was taken in my backyard, in town residential area. On 9/2/2017 I had just captured a Chipmunk and went in side my home to get car keys. When I came outside I noticed a Cooper's Hawk studying the Chipmunk. We all watched him for about five minutes. I believe he was thinking; "What a Tasty Morsel"
Chester Pala of St. Charles
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