Seattle Times reader Gloria Z. Nagler shows us the preflight behavior of a hummingbird from her backyard.
Photographer: Gloria Z. Nagler Photo taken: April 27, 2018 in Nagler’s backyard in Lake Forest Park Photographer’s description: “Prelaunch of Anna’s Hummingbird: the hummers often exhibit this flamboyant behavior right before takeoff. This one was perched three feet from a feeder in our backyard. Used my Canon 5D Mark IV, 400 mm lens.” Critique: “Besides the eye-catching behavior of the bird, this photo successfully shows a great amount of detail of the bird. The long lens puts the what could be distracting background out of focus, drawing the eye to the main subject.” Below is a gallery of previous Reader’s Lens picks. Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at seattletimes.com/submit-photos. Our favorite will appear in this spot next week. We judge the year’s best and award prizes in December.