Photographer: Colleen Powell
Photo taken: Aug. 6, 2021, in Kirkland
Photographer’s description: “When our first rain in ages tapered off, I grabbed my camera to capture the droplet-covered flowers in my neighborhood. This hydrangea looked decked in diamonds. Taken with Canon T3i and Canon 100 mm f/2.8 macro lens.”
Critique: “While selecting a photo for this week’s Reader’s Lens, I was thinking we were about due for a macro image, and — behold! This is mesmerizing to me, and I hope to some of our readers, as well. The color palette is remarkably interesting, and the details are crisp and exquisite. Every so often, I’d like to make a jigsaw puzzle out of a Reader’s Lens photo, and this is one of them. Gorgeous. Thank you for submitting!”
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.