August 2013 Contest Winners “Wildflowers”Helen Phillips’ first place picture of “Mount Gardner’s Wildflowers”, in eastern Washington was taken from Sun Mountain Lodge. The flowers around the lodge were so beautiful that she focused on them with the mountain as the background for contrast. The result was one of those photos that did not need any enhancements with Photoshop. Camera: Canon PowerShot A200 IS. 1/400 sec, f/9, ISO 200, 6.4 mm focal length (38,6 equivalent in 35mm camera).Peter Murphy’s second place photo was taken on a vacation trip to London, UK, in May 22012.Peter keeps what he shoots and never does enhancement or editing of his pictures.Camera: Nikon Coolpix 500, f/500 sec, f/4.4, ISO 160, 14.9 focal length (84 mm equivalent in 35 mm camera). John Strandquist latched onto third place with his “Flower with Bee” , takenn last September on the Carrie Natin Trail in Madera Canyon. John finds the late summer an excellent time of the year to shoot wildflowers locally and fortunately found an add attraction of a small bee collecting pollen. John gives credit to Doug Moore, Education director for the Friends of Marera Canyon , for the proper name of the plant, Nodding Onion. Camera: Nikon D300, 1/350 sec, f/11, ISO 400, Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II Macro 1:1 (G005) lens (90 mm equivalent in 35 mm camera).