Seattle Times reader Julia Rose Tranchina’s photo of a bumblebee visiting a crocus.
Photographer: Julia Rose Tranchina, Gig Harbor Photo taken: Feb. 9, 2016, in her Gig Harbor garden Photographer’s description: “Spring flowers and a bumblebee in my garden, taken with my new Nikon D5500.” Katie’s critique: “We get a lot of bumblebee submissions and this is probably my favorite that I’ve seen. I love the contrast between the yellow and purple. The tight shot allows us to see all that pollen (which is so cool!) and it creates a clean frame that doesn’t distract from the subject. The depth of field also helps with this. Gorgeous photo!” Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at seattletimes.com/northwestphotos. We judge the best and award a prize every December. Below is a gallery that includes past Reader’s Lens picks.