Seattle Times reader Tim Nicol’s up-close photo of a colorful, tiny hummer.
Photographer: Tim Nicol, Republic, Ferry County Photo taken: April 22 Photographer’s description: “A calliope hummingbird. Photo was taken with a Nikon D7100 and a Tamron 150-600 Lens.” Katie’s critique: “This shot is gorgeous and so incredibly clean due in part to the lens used. I love the colors and how the magenta feathers stand out against the browns and greens throughout the photo.” Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at seattletimes.com/submit-photos. We judge the year’s best and award a $250 gift card and other prizes every December. Below is a gallery including past Reader’s Lens picks.