Wildflower assignment reminder

There’s less than a week left in the Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Wildflowers. You don’t have to travel far out into the country to get a shot. There are many places within or close to city limits that you can go to find flowers growing in the wild.

I got this shot of a milk thistle at the west end of Weber Avenue in downtown Stockton. I’ve driven by many a place close by and seen wildflowers. There are empty lots in every corner of Stockton that are teeming with wild mustard. I’ve seen the mustard along with wild radishes on Eight Mile Road, East Fremont Street and Highway 4 (both on the east and west ends) among many other streets in Stockton.

So if you want to travel way out to the “sticks” to get your shot that’s all well and fine, but a simple drive around your town can be productive as well.

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Here are the rules:

1.  Entries can be emailed to coto@recordnet.com. Type in “Wildflowers” in the subject line.
2. Photos have to be shot between April 14 and April 27.
3. Include your name (first and last), hometown, and the kind of camera/lens you used and where it was taken (ie: “John Doe, Stockton. Weber Avenue in downtown Stockton. Canon EOS Rebel Ti with 18-55mm lens”)
4. If there is a recognizable person in the photo, please identify them (name, age, hometown). If possible, try to identify the type of wildflower in the photo.
5. Please feel free to include any interesting anecdotes or stories on how you took the picture.
6. The deadline for submission is Sunday, April. 27. The top examples will be published on Monday, May 5 with an online gallery of all the photos on the same day.

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