February 2014 Photo Contest
Focus on Texas: Looking Down
All reader-shutterbugs who took the time to look down can hold their heads high while the rest of us look out below!

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    ‘When I was growing up, I loved to put my face down into the grass to see what was going on in that world below. So on a recent morning, when the grass was draped in dew, I stuck the face of my camera down into the grass to see what was going on!’ says Sharon Carter, Pedernales EC.
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    ‘When I was growing up, I loved to put my face down into the grass to see what was going on in that world below. So on a recent morning, when the grass was draped in dew, I stuck the face of my camera down into the grass to see what was going on!’ says Sharon Carter, Pedernales EC.
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    Sometimes when you look up, someone (or something) is looking down at you! This was the case for George Crow, Victoria EC, and this little rough green snake in his wife’s flower garden.
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    Grayson-Collin EC’s Brandon Lamb shared this photo of daughter Macauley, focused on a pile of leaves just before she obliterated it.
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    CoServ Electric’s Charles Mekailek said his wife, Kathleen, came upon this headstone split across the holding hands in Duck Creek Cemetery in Sanger. ‘She said it seemed that they were saying goodbye a second time,’ he says.
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    Neal Parish, cousin of Nicholas Freelen, United Cooperative Services, peers at the desert floor far below a high cliff in Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
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    Web Extra: Chailey Timmons, Central Texas EC, calls this photo, ‘Down in Flames, Up in Smoke.’
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    Web Extra: Justin Wilson, Comanche EC, captured this shadowy image at a Blanket Tigers pep rally.
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    Web Extra: CoServ Electric’s Dave Johannsen’s son, Reid, and Reid’s Grandpa Fred Awe inspect the soil after a fertilizer application on a farm outside Dalhart.
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    Web Extra: ‘Fall color isn’t always in the trees. It can be just as pretty on the ground,’ says Jonna Clark, Pedernales EC.
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    Web Extra: Kitty Ember Bliss, adopted after the 2011 Bastrop County Complex fire, loves to look down at Tommy and Leann Goedrich, who belong to Bluebonnet and Fayette electric cooperatives.
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    Web Extra: Jackson Gee, grandson of Steve Gee, Swisher EC, bends down to give Frosty a kiss.
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    Web Extra: A pair of great-horned owlets watches Don Eggleston, Trinity Valley EC.
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    Web Extra: ‘After working calves on a nice spring day, Bennie Whitworth looks down on his little cowboy, Baxter, as they take a snack break in the pasture,’ says Emily Whitworth, Rusk County EC.
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    Web Extra: ‘As I was walking across the yard, I looked down and saw this cute baby bird in the grass,’ says Casey Fannin, Rusk County EC, of this recently fledged songbird.
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    Web Extra: Max Belcher, great-nephew of Joe and Pat Bivins, United Cooperative Services, checks to see what’s for dinner in Aly’s bucket.
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    Web Extra: Sam takes a seat overlooking the valley in Lost Maples State Natural Area. Thanks to Eva Myers, United Cooperative Services, for sending it in.
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    Web Extra: Caden Garvin looks down at Uncle Chase Wellbrock as he looks up at him at a baseball game in Brenham. Caden is the grandson and Chase is the son of Bluebonnet EC’s Kenny and Sandy Wellbrock.
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    Web Extra: Eva Myers, United Cooperative Services, shares a look down into a valley in Lost Maples State Natural Area.
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    Web Extra: Pedernales EC’s Nancy Turner calls this photo of the weathered wood plank floor of the Regency Suspension Bridge ‘Beneath My Feet.’
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    Web Extra: Medina EC’s Paul Garcia says when he finds the striking and beautiful calleta silkmoth caterpillar, he’s like a kid in a candy store.
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    Web Extra: Medina EC’s Paul Garcia says the European honeybees are sometimes very active around his flowering plants.
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    Web Extra: United Cooperative Services’ Larry Austin shares a photo of Palo Duro Canyon during a snowfall.

We weren’t quite through playing with perspective. Last month, we asked you to take a look up. This time, we asked you to look the other direction. Looking down doesn’t always mean you’re down in the dumps. Sometimes, it affords you the opportunity to see something you otherwise would have missed.

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