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

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Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, February 8, 2024

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BIRD IN THE TREE: Tina Richard, of Clinton, photographed this Blue Bird in a tree along her favorite walking trail in Benton.

ON GUARD: Pauline Rancourt, of China, snapped this bald eagle on the Neck Road.

NEW FRIEND: Gary Kennedy, of Chelsea, captured this chicken while on his annual humanitarian mission in the Philippines. He named it “Butch”.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, January 25, 2024

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FLOCKING TOGETHER: Pat Clark, of Palermo, snapped this flock of blue jays feeding on the ground.

CRYSTAL CLEAR: Emily Poulin, of South China, photographed this ice crystal on the hood of her car.

OH, HONEY!: Tracy Chadbourne, captured this honey bee enjoying some nectar.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, January 11, 2024

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PARTIAL ECLIPSE: Joan Chaffee, of Clinton, snapped this photo of a partial eclipse on October 14, 2023.

SPECTACULAR: Tina Richard, of Clinton, took this spectacular photo of an immature bald eagle during her walk down a favorite trail.

LOW HANGING FRUIT?: Caroline Holden’s game camera caught this deer grazing on some vegetation recently.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, September 21, 2023

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BULKING UP: James Poulin, of South China, snapped this Fritillary butterfly on a zinnia.

READY FOR TAKEOFF: Tina Richard, of Clinton, photographed this immature eagle on take off.

FULL BLOOM: Barbara Lawe, of Fairfield, captured this hydrangea in her flower garden, in full bloom.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, August 24, 2023

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MMM, MMM GOOD: Emily Poulin, of South China, captured this monarch butterfly enjoying the nectar.

STRANGER: Lindy Sklover, of Vassalboro, photographed this strange looking bug resting on a flower.

GARDENING IN VASSALBORO: Sharon Farrington shows off some of her gardening skills.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, July 13, 2023

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FULL BLOOM: Laura Jones, of Vassalboro, snapped these tulips in full bloom.

MAGNIFICENT: Jayne Winters, of China, photographed this magnificent male bald eagle.

EAVES DROPPING: Emily Poulin, of South China, caught these chickadees gossiping at her feeder, with a third eaves dropping.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, June 15, 2023

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SPRINGTIME SIGHTS: Gary Mazoki, of Palermo, recently did some springtime photography, capturing poppies in full bloom, in Rockport, Banded Galloway cows in a field, and tulips in full color on the Jones Road, in Palermo.

Tulips in full color on the Jones Road, in Palermo. (photo by Gary Mazoki, of Palermo)

Banded Galloway cows in a field (photo by Gary Mazoki, of Palermo)

Poppies in full bloom, in Rockport (photo by Gary Mazoki, of Palermo)

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, April 13, 2023

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DRAGON ON: Emily Poulin, of South China, photographed this dragonfly last summer.

WHY DON’T I MIGRATE SOUTH?: Joan Chaffee, of Clinton, snapped this blue jay trying to stay warm this past winter.

JUST GLIDING ALONG: Lindy Sklover, of Vassalboro, captured these ducks swimming past a dock last fall.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, March 16, 2023

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WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?: Emily Poulin, of South China, caught this squirrel looking back at the camera.

WHAT’S NEXT?: Joan Chaffee, of Clinton, snapped this turkey vulture contemplating its next move.

THIS LOOKS LIKE A GOOD SPOT: Pat Clark, of Palermo, photographed this red-bellied woodpecker drilling for food.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, January 26, 2023

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PURPLE SKY: Ashley Wills, of Palermo, photographed this purple sunset last summer.

HMM GOOD!: Lindy Sklover, of Vassalboro, snapped this bee feasting on nectar last summer.

KISSING COUSINS: Emily Poulin, of South China, captured these two gold finches at her feeders.