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, May 30, 2024

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SITTING PRETTY: Thomas Rumpf, of China, sent along this photo of a male cardinal taken last winter.

BEAUTIFUL SUNSET: John Gardner, of China, snapped this spectacular sunset over China Lake.

RARITY: Jo Orlando, of China, photographed this black squirrel.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, May 2, 2024

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SMILE, YOU’RE ON CAMERA: Tina Richard, of Clinton, recently snapped this gray fox sunning itself on a warm spring day.

CLOSE UP: Emily Poulin, of China, photographed this male cardinal last fall.

OL’ GLORY: Virginia Jones, of Palermo, snapped this American flag against a picturesque background last fall.

 

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

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KEEPING WARM: Joan Chaffee, of Clinton, snapped this sparrow trying to keep warm.

FINDING THE SOFT SPOT: Pat Clark, of Palermo, photographed this red-bellied woodpecker in her yard last summer.

WARMTH OF THE SUN: Lindy Sklover captured this swallowtail butterfly sunnning itself last summer.

 

 

 

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, March 28, 2024

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OUR TURF: Emily Poulin, of South China, snapped this goldfinch and chickadee disagreeing on who belongs.

BEE’S BUFFET: Jayne Winters, of China, photographed this bee feasting on nectar last summer.

JUST CHILLIN’: Cassandra Goodine snapped this photo of a chickadee hanging out.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, March 14, 2024

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JUST HANGIN’ AROUND: Joanne Austin, of China, photographed this male cardinal at her office.

NESTING: Tina Richard, of Clinton, captured this killdeer sitting on its eggs in a corn field in Clinton.

CATCHING SOME SUN: Jayne Winters, of South China, snapped this female cardinal sunning itself.

Give Us Your Best Shot! for Thursday, February 29, 2024

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CLEANING UP: P. Varney, of the Neck Road, in China, captured this bald eagle helping itself to some carrion.

LAST CAST: Erin Gray, of Vassalboro, took this picture of Stephen Page fishing on China Lake, in East Vassalboro, right before the dock was taken out.

AH…SUNNY WARMTH: Joan Chaffee, of Clinton, snapped this groundhog last summer.

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.