A weekly display of the best pictures taken locally by our readers in Central Maine!

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Give Us Your Best Shot! Thursday, June 14, 2018

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FANCY MEETING YOU: Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, snapped this photo of a downy woodpecker with what appears to be a redwing blackbird.

 

PICTURE POSTCARD: Betty Dunton, of Gardiner, photographed this cardinal in a tree shortly after a snowfall last winter.

 

STRETCHING: Tina Richards, of Clinton, caught this bald eagle as it landed in a field seeking some food.

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of May 31, 2018

BUSY SHUTTER: Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, has been busy with his camera. From top to bottom, a cardinal, a blue jay, and, just as summer is approaching, a reminder from last winter.

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photo by Michael Bilinsky

 

photo by Michael Bilinsky

 

photo by Michael Bilinsky

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of May 17, 2018

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“ICE IS OUT, JOE”: That’s what these birds seem to be saying while sitting on Michael Bilinsky’s dock, in China Village.

 

JUST STRUTTING ALONG: Valerie Baker, of Weeks Mills, snapped this male wild turkey
crossing a road.

 

APRIL FLOWERS: John Gardner photographed these which he called “Martha Staples’ April flowers.”

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of April 19, 2018

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IN YOUR FACE: Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, got close and personal with this female cardinal.

 

CATCHING SOME BREEZE: Emily Poulin, of South China, photographed this blue jay holding up in a strong wind.

 

MEMORIES: Pat Clark, of Palermo, snapped this monarch butterfly last summer. This weather will come again.

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of March 8, 2018

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CLOSE UP: Joan Chaffee, of Clinton, snapped this loon in its nest last summer.

 

LOOKOUT BELOW: This squirrel doesn’t seem to know what to make of the mourning dove in a photo by Michael Bilinsky, of China Village.

A PLACE TO WATCH: This Cooper’s Hawk, photographed by Mark Berlinger, was seen sitting in a tree near Deana Glidden’s home, in South China.

Give Us Your Best Shot! week of February 22, 2018

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NEXT MEAL: Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, captured this hawk enjoying its next meal.

 

EAT UP!: Rose Jackson, of Solon, photographed this woodpecker feeding its young.

 

FINGER LICKIN’ GOOD: Emily Poulin, of South China, snapped this squirrel licking its paws after eating some sunflower seeds.

Give Us Your Best Shot! week of February 8, 2018

BLINKSY’S BLUE JAYS: Michael Bilinsky captured these Blue Jays in China Village.

 

CARDINAL BEAUTY: Michael Bilinsky’s camera also caught a great shot of this beautiful female cardinal.

 

REPRINT: This cicada was photographed by Jayne Winters, of China. A photo previously printed did not reproduce properly. It was a technical error.

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Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of January 25, 2018

LONG ROAD TO WINTER: Eric Austin, of China, captured this shot of the changing leaves last fall.

 

SNOWY OWL: Karen Willette, of China, photographed this Snowy Owl on the roof of her home recently.

 

ELUSIVE BUG: Jayne Winters, of South China, snapped this cicadae last summer.

Weather doesn’t bother this hunter

Undeterred by any kind of weather, this bald eagle was captured in this photograph by Michael Bilinsky, of China Village, as it swept down to grab a fish. What makes this photo special is that this moment was over in the blink of an eye.
Photo by Michael Bilinsky

Give Us Your Best Shot! week of January 4, 2018

REMEMBER THIS?: Pat Clark, of Palermo, photographed these water lilies last June.

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: A blue jay and cardinal talk about it over lunch in Michael Bilinsky’s backyard in China Village.

PEEK A BOO: Bob Poulin, of Winslow, captured this chipmunk peeking out of this downspout.