Seattle Times reader Tim Nicol spotted this bird standing on another bird.

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Photographer: Tim Nicol

Photo taken: Jan. 14, 2019 in Republic, Washington

Photographer’s description: “An American goldfinch in the frost and snow of Republic, WA. Taken with a Nikon D850 and a Tamron 150-600mm lens.”

Critique: “The snow paired with a long focal length really helps create a nice clean background for this image. There is also an element of humor of a bird landing on top of a bird yard decoration that brought me a smile when seeing this photo.”

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.