Seattle Times reader Janis Murphy’s photo of a June rose.

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Photographer: Janis Murphy, Edmonds

Photo taken: Downtown Edmonds, June 5

Photographer’s description: “My lovely neighbor has a backyard bounty of beautiful blooms. Besides sharing bouquets with me, she enjoys seeing the photos I’ve taken as well. I used my Canon Rebel.”

Katie’s critique: “This is a beautiful detail shot that well utilizes the rule-of-thirds. The shallow depth of field accentuates the delicateness of the windmill of petals and creates a super-clean image. I really enjoy this soft and simple photo — great job.”

— Katie G. Cotterill, Seattle Times photo staff