Looking out for the details, Seattle Times reader Claudia Cooper captured this shot of a frog resting on a flower petal.

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Photographer: Claudia Cooper Photo taken: Aug. 31, 2018 in Auburn Photographer’s description: “Photography teaches me to look for details — like this Pacific tree frog at about eye level on a flower petal. I used a tripod and Canon 5D Mark III with 100mm macro lens to capture this moment.” Critique: “You had a great eye for detail in this photo and a little planning with a macro and tripod really brought this photo together. The composition of the flower and frog along with the great amount of detail on the frog really make this pop.”


For our upcoming reader-photo contest, we’re looking for your best photo featuring vegetables. Got a great pumpkin or elegant rhubarb in your yard? Send us your best recent “Autumn Harvest” photo, and we’ll choose a favorite to spotlight in The Seattle Times’ Reader’s Lens feature. One winner will receive a $100 gift card to Molbak’s Garden + Home. Submit by the end of the day Sunday, Sept. 30, to seattletimes.com/submit-photos. 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.