Seattle Times reader Elston Hill’s photo of waterfowl taking flight over the Nisqually Delta.

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Photographer: Elston Hill, of Burien Photo taken: March 11, Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Photographer’s description: “Taken a little before sunrise, of Canada geese flying in for their morning gathering. Used Canon 7D Mark II and 600mm lens.” Critique: “The sense of motion created by the geese and a slow shutter speed makes you stop and stare at this photo. While there is no central point of focus, the angle of the geese rising into the left of the frame moves my eye through the photo.” Below is a gallery of previous Reader’s Lens picks. Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at Our favorite will appear in this spot next week. We judge the year’s best and award prizes in December.