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

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Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of August 16, 2018

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SALUTE THE ADMIRAL: Jacob Brown, 12 years old, snapped this White Admiral butterfly resting on a leaf.

LOON FAMILY: Karen Spehler submitted this photo of a family of loons enjoying a swim together on July 29.

REFRESHING: Lindsey Varney caught her dog, Toro, enjoying a swim in China Lake at sunset.

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of August 9, 2018

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DELECTABLE: Emily Poulin, of South China, recently photographed these ants on wet peonies.

CLEANING HOUSE: Betty Dunton, of Gardiner, recently caught this bird doing some housekeeping.

EARLY RISER: Janet Soucy, of China, snapped this early morning sunrise at Pellerin’s Campground.

Give Us Your Best Shot, Week of July 26, 2018

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NATURE’S FINEST: Tina Richard, of Clinton, a frequent contributor to Give Us Your Best Shot, sent along these photos recently.

a chipmunk beginning to store acorns for the winter

a deer wandering out of the woods probably in search of food

a momma loon with a chick in tow

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of July 12, 2018

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FIELD OF LUPINES: Bob Bennett, of China, photographed this field of lupines and a classic Maine barn in Whitefield.

DINNER TIME: Jayne Winters, of South China, snapped this Eastern Phoebe with a dragonfly, ready to feed the young.

HMMM, GOOD: John Gardner caught this Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly enjoying the nectar of these lilacs.

Give Us Your Best Shot! Week of June 28, 2018

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HUMMINGBIRD MOTH: John Gardner snapped this Sphinx moth, a/k/a hummingbird moth, recently.

 

COMING AT YOU: Tina Richard, of Clinton, captured this spectacular photo of a bald eagle exiting its nest. Its mate and young can be seen in the nest.

 

SOAKING THE SUN: This turkey vulture was photographed by Pat Clark, of Palermo, stretching its wings while soaking in the sunshine.

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.