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City Pages photo contest: Week five winner and runners-up

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The fifth version of the City Pages photo contest brought out some great shots from new reader-contributors, many of whom took advantage of the super-easy Instagram method of entry.

And yet. Our winning shot is a little reminiscent of a memorable contest winner from earlier this month. For the second time in three weeks, the prize is going to someone who took a picture of an owl.

Come on, Minnesota. Is that owl you got? (Sorry, we couldn't resist.)

For his first-place photo, Rod Smoliak is winning a big bucket of Summit beer! The prize bucket contains a few specially issued options in honor of the St. Paul brewing pioneers' 30th anniversary. Congrats, Rod!

Check back next week for details on our next photo contest. For now, just take in Rod's winning shot, and our three runners-up. Thanks to all of our entrants, and keep shootin'.

Winner: Rod Smoliak, barred owl in a hollow tree

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Runner-up: Joe Whitson, Hollow Rock on Lake Superior

Runner-up: Joe Whitson, Pallisade Head

Runner-up: vermis54, spring snow at Minnehaha Park

Runner-up: faithandkids, statue at Como Zoo and Conservatory