A bouquet of beauty

November 09, 2009|By AMY DULEBOHN

The air is developing a chill, and, by now, most leaves have fallen from the trees, so it's not too early to think back to the glorious colors of summer.

Here is a look at some of the floral beauty captured by readers around the area.

We frequently feature readers' photos on this weekly photo page. So we're looking for the best recent photographs preferably from the Tri-State area.

This is a chance for amateur photographers to share their best images.

Send us a variety of subjects. Avoid family portraits, posed scenes or news photos. And please help us avoid repetition. We get lots of photos of deer, flowers, butterflies and sunsets, so offer something different.

Quality is key. Sharp, large images look best.

Close-up photos show detail better. If the subject is small, get close or use a telephoto lens to make the subject large in the photo.


Digital photos must be sharp, at least 6 inches wide and have a resolution of at least 300 dots per inch (dpi). Files should be in JPEG or TIF formats and sent as e-mail attachments.

Please do not submit images with writing on them, and if there is a datestamp, try to remove it.

To submit a photo for the Gallery page, use one of these options:

Drop it off at The Herald-Mail office at 100 Summit Ave. in Hagerstown.

Mail it to The Herald-Mail Co., c/o Lifestyle, P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

Send it via e-mail to with "submitted photo" in the subject line.

With the photo, tell us your name, a daytime phone number and a brief description of the story behind the photo.

If you want your mailed photo returned, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.


Connie Alder, 53, of Waynesboro, Pa., submitted this photo of one of the first lilies that emerged in her garden pond this summer. She took the photo with a Nikon Coolpix 2100. She says that she and her family thoroughly enjoyed the fish in their pond, which they completed last year. This summer, they enjoyed the lilies as well.

Logan Keith, 12, of Hagerstown, took this photo of a lily pad on Eagle Lake in Breezewood, Pa., during a visit to her grandparents' cabin. Logan, who turns 13 on Tuesday, Nov. 10, used a Samsung SL 102 to capture the photo in mid-July.

Pam Leitma took this photo of a dogwood tree in her Hagerstown yard. She calls the photo "Lizzie's Dogwood," as the tree was planted by her daughter, Elizabeth, who had just completed Air Force boot camp training. She is stationed in Texas.

Charly Landon submitted this rose photo that her stepdaughter, Katie Landon, then 13, took of the flower her father, Eddie, and Charly gave Katie for Valentine's Day 2009. Katie, who lives in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., is now 14 and a student at Washington High School in Charles Town, W.Va.

Karen Swan, 49, of Williamsport, captured this photo of a peony at her parents' home in July 2008. They were living in Breezewood, Pa., at the time.

Pam Leitma of Hagerstown took this photo of a tiger lily in her yard in September. She says that even though the flower was finished blooming, the petals still had great coloring as they began to fall off. "This is my absolute favorite photo that I've ever taken. I just love the colors and the contrast," she said. Leitma, 50, used a Canon Power Shot to take the photo.

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