Honorable Mention: Northwest flora and fauna
Photographer: Nick Dean, Everett
Photo taken: July 24, 2011, in the photographer's backyard
Photographer's description: "A female Anna's hummingbird feeding in my butterfly garden, shot with a Canon T2i with a 600 mm f4L lens."
Judge's comment: "Tight composition, a shallow depth of field and a fast shutter speed make this photo. The flowers' colors draw immediate attention. Sharp focus on the bird and lack of focus in the background draw viewers' eyes to the subject."