1st Place - Nancy Lacey
It wasn't just the classic spring theme of new life emerging from old that helped Nancy capture first place. That delicate spider web filament grabbed my eye every time I opened the image!
2nd Place - Heather Kjormoe
Heather's 2nd place image could be titled "Circles Of Life" - green new growth surrounds the dead brown twigs comprising the nest, which contains the new life within. Nice job Heather!
3rd Place - Wayne Yanda
A rite of spring in Iowa is the much-followed hatching of eaglets around the area. Wayne captured this one just after the host tree began leafing out, adding an interesting greenish cast to the image.