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 Our favorite will appear in this spot next week. We judge the year’s best and award prizes in December.