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Photo Contest: Hot Pics for June

Subscribers to Dave Johnson's Digital Focus newsletter took these shots.

6/6 Hot Pic: "Yellow Flowers #1" by Jondaar, New Zealand

Jondaar says that he stumbled across this group of flowers as he was experimenting with changing the depth of field using aperture priority mode, and this was the result. He used a Camera Fujifilm Finepix S9600.

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6/13 Hot Pic: "After the Rain" by Melanie Amos, Raymore, Missouri

Melanie captured this photo after a rainstorm using a Nikon Coolpix P90.

6/20 Hot Pic: "Denver Street Life" by Leo Burkey, Denver, Colorado

Leo says that he processed this photo in Photoshop using a filter called Pixel Bender, which he thinks lends the photo a Norman Rockwell sort of feel.

6/27 Hot Pic: "Fuzzy White Caterpillar," by Barbara Hunley, Austin, Texas

Barbara writes: "I was trimming a bush in my yard when I saw this white caterpillar clinging to a leaf. I took the shot with my Nikon D300 using a 90mm macro lens."

6/6 Runner Up: "Snowblowing in Maine" by Viki Quinn, Roanoke, Virginia

Viki writes: "I used a Canon Power Shot SD1400 IS (its small size makes it so handy to carry!). This was originally a color photo, but I thought it was stronger in black and white."

6/13 Runner Up: "Propeller" by Myka Forrest, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Myka writes: "I took this on a family trip to the Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. I'm not really into planes, but the propeller and nose design fascinated me. I took this with my Canon PowerShot S90. Afterward, I increased the contrast and desaturated the photo a bit."

6/20 Runner Up: "Cloudy Day" by Nic Jaworski, Charlotte, North Carolina

Nic says that he shot this photo with his LG enV Touch camera phone on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

6/27 Runner Up: "Red Anemone," by Amy Brigham, Topeka, Kansas

Amy says that she captured this photo in her yard.