Seattle Times reader Gloria Nagler’s macro-lens photo of a bee hanging upside down on a blossom.

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Photographer: Gloria Z. Nagler, Lake Forest Park Photo taken: May 8, in Magnuson Park community garden, Seattle Photographer’s description: “First time I’ve seen a bee dangle from a stamen. Taken with Canon 5D Mark III, with 100mm macro lens.” Katie’s critique: “This is a really fun and lovely macro shot. The upside-down bee is a unique sight captured, and the macro lens allows us to see all the little details on the flower and bee while creating a super-clean background.” Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at We judge the year’s best and award a $250 gift card and other prizes every December. Below is a gallery that includes past Reader’s Lens picks. MAY PHOTO CONTEST: Looking up Love the Space Needle? Stars in the sky? Tall trees? The Seattle Times is giving away a Canon camera bag for the best reader photo with the theme “Looking up.” The winning image will be featured in Reader’s Lens the final week of May. Submit by end of the day May 22 at (write “Looking up” in the photo description).