Photo by Melody
It's time now to VOTE in our 14th annual photo contest! Voting ends November 7, so be sure to cast your votes for your favorites in each category here. Good luck to all contestants!

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

Click on the thumbnails to view the fullsize pictures!

  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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