Seattle Times reader Lee Koshman’s photo of a June dragonfly.

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Photographer: Lee Koshman, Bothell Photo taken: June 6, in a Bothell yard Photographer’s description: “I never realized that the black dragonflies sometimes have blue in their wings. I also find the intricacy of their wings astonishing. Picture taken with a Nikon D3100, set at 1/1250 sec., f/5.6, and ISO of 200.” Katie’s critique: “Great job getting in close so we can see this little guy — the shimmer and other details in the wings is fascinating. The lines in this photo are nice, with the purple background leading you right to the cool wings. Good depth of field so we aren’t distracted from the main subject.” 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 including previous Reader’s Lens picks.

June photo contest: “On the Water”

Warmer days are here and around Puget Sound that means boating. Send us your best image with the theme “On the Water.” We’ll choose a favorite and feature it in Reader’s Lens the final week of June (and award a Canon photo bag to the photographer). Submit by day’s end June 19 to submit-photos, and include “On the Water” in the photo description.