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Are you ready? It's time for our 14th annual photo contest! Enter your best pictures of the year, for a chance to win a calendar and annual subscription here. Hurry! Deadline for entries is October 21.

The winners of the 2005 Contests: Birds, Butterflies, Bees and Bugs!

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  Winners of Best Bee Picture  

1st Place with 16 votes:

From Todd_Boland: "Harbingers of spring."

Contest winning picture by Todd_Boland

2nd Place with 10 votes:

From Melissa_Ohio: ""

Contest winning picture by Melissa_Ohio

3rd Place with 10 votes:

From wallaby1: "I don't know what I am, neither does my photographer! Too big and hairy for a normal bee, not at all like a bumble bee, but haven't I got a lovely hairy body? Tasty dahlia, suits me don't you think?"

Contest winning picture by wallaby1

  Winners of Best Bird picture  

1st Place with 25 votes:

From linthicum: "A close-up view of a Red-Tailed Hawk ..."

Contest winning picture by linthicum

2nd Place with 18 votes:

From Floridian: "Cattle Egret Hug - A pair of Cattle Egret during breeding season"

Contest winning picture by Floridian

3rd Place with 18 votes:

From MyHoyas: "Just a cute baby swan."

Contest winning picture by MyHoyas

  Winners of Best Bug picture  

1st Place with 41 votes:

From sterhill: "Proud little beastie on my penstemon."

Contest winning picture by sterhill

2nd Place with 19 votes:

From Todd_Boland: "River Jewelwing...a living jewel for certain."

Contest winning picture by Todd_Boland

3rd Place with 11 votes:

From critterologist: "Wheelbug on Celosia 'Flamingo Flower'. I'm glad he's one of the "good guys!" What a creature! "

Contest winning picture by critterologist

  Winners of Best Butterfly Picture  

1st Place with 17 votes:

From kbaumle: "My aster was like a Cabbage White butterfly magnet all fall. I don't think there was a single day that I didn't go outside and see a butterfly or two on it. "

Contest winning picture by kbaumle

2nd Place with 17 votes:

From wallaby1: "His and hers, peacock butterflies on choice dahlias, preference for pink? Dahlias seed grown collarette Dandy, the choice of peacocks."

Contest winning picture by wallaby1

3rd Place with 16 votes:

From Dea: "Cecropia Moth - largest species in the U.S. "

Contest winning picture by Dea

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