Little Swift by Helge Sorensen
Taking photos of swifts in flight is a tough task for any photographer, but Helge Sorensen seems to revel in this type of challenge and has followed his winning shot of a drinking Common Swift from a couple of weeks ago with this cracking Little Swift.
Taken in Spain with a 500 mm lens and 1.4x converter, the swift has been captured in a lovely pose with wings spread, showing the square tail and white rump and against a complementary blue sky. A shutter speed of 1/1600 th second was sufficient to freeze any wing blur and there is even a highlight in the eye.
Congratulations to Helge on his winning image – he becomes just the second photographer this year to notch two wins.