Seattle Times reader Claudia Cooper used a macro lens to capture this shot of rain-flecked rhododendrons.

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Photographer: Claudia Cooper

Photo taken: Taken on May 8, 2018 in Covington

Photographer’s description: “I love photographing flowers with my macro lens, and rhododendrons are no exception — especially after a rain! I used a tripod, Canon 5D Mark III, and 100 mm macro lens to capture this image.”

Critique: “Your usage of a macro lens not only brings out the details of the flower but also the great details of raindrops. Using that lens with a tripod creates sharp details that the eye follows throughout the frame.”

Below is a gallery of previous Reader’s Lens picks. Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at seattletimes.com/submit-photos. Our favorite will appear in this spot next week. We judge the year’s best and award prizes in December.