Sand Martin by Stewart Woolley
A cracking upperwing flight shot of a Sand Martin by Stewart Woolley is our winning picture this week.
This is a difficult species to photograph well in flight, and most shots are taken of the underwing as a bird flies overhead or across water. However, this great capture has the added bonus of a wonderful out of focus green background – presumably a reedbed – that compliments the brown of the Sand Martin and adds to the overall image.
Caught in a beautiful posture with wings and tail spread, and with the head turned towards the camera, this is a worthy winner in another week of quality entries.
Congratulations to Stewart, who took his top shot with a 500 mm lens, shooting at 1/1000 th second, at f5 with ISO set at 800.
Other notable images
Red-billed Tropicbird, Fuertaventura, Spain (Allan Conlin).