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Hot Pic of the Week

Get published, get famous! Each week, we select our favorite reader-submitted photo based on creativity, originality and technique. Every month, the best of the weekly winners gets a prize valued at between $15 and $50.

Here's how to enter: Send us your photograph in JPEG format, at a resolution no higher than 640 by 480 pixels. Entries at higher resolutions will be immediately disqualified. If necessary, use an image editing program to reduce the file size of your image before e-mailing it to us. Include the title of your photo along with a short description and how you photographed it. Don't forget to send your name, e-mail address, and postal address. Before entering, please read the full description of the contest rules and regulations.

This week's Hot Pic: "A Bug's World," by Peter Jou, Westerville, Ohio

Not all nature photos are scenes captured from the natural world. Some, like this one, are staged. Peter says he arranged this shot. "I took a Giant Hibiscus from my garden and sprinkled water on it. Then I put a little bug on top. I took the picture using my Canon PowerShot G2 with natural light."

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