Seattle Times reader Shun Takano’s macro-lens study of a fallen leaf on a boardwalk edging Lake Washington.

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Photographer: Shun Takano, Renton Photo taken: Sept. 30, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, Renton Photographer’s description: “Took the macro lens on my daily walk and saw this yellow fallen leaf on one of the boardwalks. Taken with Sony A6300 with 90mm macro lens.” Katie’s critique: “I love this shot that screams autumn. The macro lens allows us to get all that great detail and texture — and the beautiful light accentuates all of that. The grains of wood and that knobby knot, in addition to the leaf, are great sources of leading lines and a focal point to keep your eye going around the frame. Fall is here!” Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at (and see an online gallery of other Reader’s Lens photos). We judge the best and award prizes every December.   Send us your best bird photo — and maybe win a Baja cruise Through Nov. 20, Seattle Audubon and The Seattle Times are seeking your best bird photos. To celebrate Seattle Audubon Society’s 100th anniversary, we’ll showcase winning photos (taken in Washington, by Washingtonians) on Grand prize is an Uncruise Adventures Baja cruise for two (value of $7,990), plus other prizes of travel, camera gear and more. Judges will include photographers Art Wolfe, Gerrit Vyn, Paul Bannick and a Times photojournalist. Enter now (and learn more) at