Hot Shots

Sheri Kahle took this photo of some of the bounty her summer garden has produced. She is growing 15 types of heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, hot peppers, carrots, beets, peas and strawberries.

Kerry Pigeon used a macro lens to get this close-up of a daddy longlegs that was walking across leaves on her grapevines in Scenery Hill.

Beth Signorini spotted this elk munching on leaves while on a recent trip to Benezette.

Steven Pascoe took this photo of the colorful evening sky over the Smithfield Street Bridge in Pittsburgh.

While walking through Wildwood Park near Harrisburg, Jim and Brenda Moore of McMurray spotted this frog camouflaged by lake algae.

Stephen Ezarik came across this beautiful waterfall on a recent visit to Seven Springs Mountain Resort.

Brenda Maham took this close-up of a bumblebee she spotted while watering her plants.

As hard as it might be to believe, there's a tennis court somewhere in this vegetation. Tom Northrop took the photo at a farm near Emmitsburg, Md.

Tasha and Lucy Brooke enjoy a golden sunrise on the beach at Assateague Island National Seashore, off the Maryland and Virginia coast. The photo was taken by the twins' mother, Julie Brooke of Dormont.

Joshua Lemon took this photo of a red-spotted newt outside a cabin in Grafton, W.Va. Joshua says the newts have four stages of life, can live for 12 to 15 years and have the same toxins as a poison dart frog.

Rosemary Pavlovsky spotted this Japanese beetle munching on a leaf near the woods behind her home in Hickory.

While vacationing recently at the Riu Playa Blanca resort near Rio Hato, Panama, Jeff Filby of Bridgeville took this photo of a hermit crab dodging waves on the beach.

Stacy Nguyen took this photo of Daniel Nguyen enjoying a spectacular sunrise in Allenspark, Colo.

Nancy Tilley captured this view of the Heceta Lighthouse, atop a cliff along the Oregon coast.

Terrence Main spotted this approaching storm while taking an early morning break from his job as a baker at the Shop 'n Save in Canonsburg.

Nicole Dalnoky took this photo of the fireworks after a recent Pittsburgh Pirates game.

Courtney Saniga took this photo of a butterfly on a purple coneflower at her cousin Chuck Sabatini's home in Cokeburg.

Allan Jack captured this seagull taking flight in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

Nope, it's not a hot dog on that rock. It's a big slug spotted by Gary Rubis at his home in Houston.

Gary Yarbrough took this photo while fishing at sunrise on Lake Erie during a vacation in Huron, Ohio.

Allan Jack took this photo of young robins waiting for their mother to get back with food.

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And you could win a $25 gift card! Here's how it works: Submit a photo (original work only, please), and we will publish it in our online Hot Shot gallery. The very best will earn the daily Hot Shot spot on the Quick Read page in the print edition. Then, every month, the editorial staff will vote for the best Hot Shot, and the winner will receive a gift card. Click to submit your photo Or, if you prefer, mail them to: Hot Shot Photos Observer-Reporter 122 S. Main St., Washington, PA, 15301. Please include your name, phone number and some information about your picture. Start snapping!

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