Seattle Times reader Shun Takano’s dramatic macro-lens view of a flower in his yard.
Photographer: Shun Takano, Renton Photo taken: April 1, Renton Highlands Photographer’s description: “Macro shot of a flower growing in the yard — reminds me of a kaleidoscope. Taken with a Sony A7RM2 with Sony 90 mm FE macro lens.” Katie’s critique: “Macro shots are always so fun and present a new way of seeing something. I love how the focus is on these little crystals. Great use of the rule-of-thirds that allows the petals to create leading lines to the focal point.” Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at seattletimes.com/northwestphotos. We judge the best and award a $250 prize every December. Below is a gallery that includes past Reader’s Lens picks.