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Photo of the Week 8–14 March
Red Kite by Norman West
Red Kites and their photographic sites have become a photographer’s dream over the last decade or so and we have become accustomed to seeing flight portraits posted on Iris.
What we don’t see too often is shots of birds squabbling for food in small flight groups as in this week’s winning capture by Norman West, which has been nicely caught against a blue sky.
A 500mm lens was used and the image was taken at 1/5000th second f6.3 on ISO800; congratulations to Norman who becomes the first multiple winner this year.
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. Birdwatch magazine Other notable images
( Black-throated Thrush, Finland Photo: ) Kari Haataja
( Siskin and Goldfinch, Hawick, Borders Photo: ) Ron McCombe
( Little Owl, undisclosed site, Buckinghamshire Photo: Craig Richardson)
( Starling, Canterbury, Kent Photo: Lawrence Sampson)
( Great Grey Shrike, Upper Hollesley Common, Suffolk Photo: ) John Richardson
( Crossbill, Derwent Reservoir, Durham Photo: ) Ron Hindhaugh
( Marsh Harrier, Westhay, Somerset & Bristol Photo: Chris Hooper)
( Cirl Bunting, undisclosed site, Devon Photo: ) John Dickenson
( Black-headed Gull, Hengistbury Head, Dorset Photo: ) Joe
( Red Kite, Harewood, West Yorkshire Photo: Ivan Ellison) ( Wren, Wayoh Reservoir, Lancashire Photo: John Barlow) Related articles
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