Photo Contest: Hot Pics for February

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

2/1/10 Hot Pic: "City of Water," by Toni Wilken, Superior, Colorado

Toni writes: "I shot this photo while on vacation in Italy while riding a taxi boat through the canals in Venice. I used a Panasonic Lumix ZS3 and edited it using GIMP."

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2/8/10 Hot Pic: "Glass Star" by Dennis Wayne, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dennis says he took this photo with a Sony DSC-H1 camera. He used the camera's macro mode to shoot a candle flame while focusing through the bottom of a cut-crystal glass.

2/15/10 Hot Pic: "Eagle in Cottonwood Tree" by Rick Dowling, Prattville, Alabama

Rick writes: "I took a photography trip to photograph eagles at the Bald Eagle Preserve in Haines, Alaska. Numerous eagles picked up small pieces of fish and flew up into the cottonwood trees. I took several photos of this eagle as he snacked."

2/22/10 Hot Pic: "Furry Friend," by Kevin Ferguson, Washington, Missouri

Kevin writes: "I have a habit of walking along a hiking trail and looking for insects and flowers to photograph. I happened across this little guy and he allowed me to photograph him. I used a Canon SX10 IS with a macro lens."

2/1/10 Runner-Up: "Grasping the Sun" by Neville (McGyver) Oosthuizen, South Africa

Neville writes: "I had the urge to shoot some wildflowers in our factory yard in Uitenhage, South Africa."

He shot this photo with the camera in his Sony Ericsson P1i mobile phone using macro mode.

2/8/10 Runner-Up: "Autumn," by Jacques Sauve, Deux-Montagnes, Quebec

Jacques took this photo using a Canon EOS 50D.

2/15/10 Runner-Up: "Old Truck," by Karl Rudlaff, Waterford, Michigan

Karl says that he took this photo just outside of Zion National Park with a Nikon D200.

2/22/10 Runner-Up: "Iris in November," by Father Brian Cavanaugh, TOR, Steubenville, Ohio

Father Cavanaugh writes: "Irises blooming in November in Ohio! This flower was on a long shoot proudly pointing towards the morning sun. I took this with a Canon Powershot SX10 IS on the campus of Franciscan University."

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