Seattle Times reader Gloria Z. Nagler’s moody photo of icy droplets on a twig on a cold morning in the suburbs.

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Photographer: Gloria Z. Nagler, Lake Forest Park

Photo taken: Feb. 7, in her yard

Photographer’s description: “Freezing mornings are good for something! Spotted this on the way to my car in the morning. Took several shots to get the drops in focus — macro’s tough on depth of field. Canon 5D Mark IV, 100mm macro lens”

Katie’s critique: “The use of a macro lens here is perfect to create a clean background and isolate what is in focus. And the photographer is right — it can be difficult sometimes to make sure what you want in focus is actually in focus because that in-focus plane can be so tiny. I love the blue moodiness of this whole frame. A really great macro detail.”