*Third Place November:* Gene Hilton, 49, photographer, Durham, NC “In the yard one day I spotted these interesting, antlike red insects gathered on a leaf, and helped them ‘migrate’ to a different plant for a better shot. Then I noticed a ladybug and placed her in the frame. It’s a microcosm of life in my yard!” ( *Tech specs:* Nikon D200, Tokina 100mm f/2.8 macro lens. Exposure, 1/250 sec at f/4.2, ISO 360. Minor adjustments in Photoshop. Gene Hilton