Photo of the Week: 12–18 October


Red-breasted Flycatcher by Col Scott

Red-breasted Flycatcher

It's been another amazing week of postings, with 770 photos uploaded and many Iris photographers heading towards the east coast judging by the locations of so many images.

And it was on the east coast at Bempton, East Yorkshire, that this week's winning shot was taken: a perfectly posed Red-breasted Flycatcher by Col Scott. With wings dropped and tail cocked, the image shows this species to perfection and the photographer has done very well capturing the moment.

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Using a 400 mm lens and shooting at 1/400th second on ISO 1600 on a dull-looking day, Col is to be congratulated on his outstanding Photo of the Week.

You can read more on bird photography from Steve Young, including product reviews and a regular Photo Challenge for readers, every month in Birdwatch magazine.

Other notable images

Pallas's Gull
Pallas's Gull, Germany (Photo: Felix Timmermann)

Barn Owl
Barn Owl, undisclosed site, Leicestershire and Rutland (Photo: Paul Riddle)

Water Rail
Water Rail, Pennington Flash CP, Greater Manchester (Photo: David Shallcross)

Dusky Warbler
Dusky Warbler, Kilnsea, East Yorkshire (Photo: Richard Willison)

Grey Phalarope
Grey Phalarope, at sea, Isles of Scilly (Photo: Richard Stonier)

Red Kite
Red Kite, Gigrin Farm, Powys (Photo: Dave Williams)

Siberian Accentor
Siberian Accentor, Easington, East Yorkshire (Photo: Ian Curran)

Jay, Shrewsbury, Shropshire (Photo: John Fielding)

Firecrest, Spurn YWT, East Yorkshire (Photo: Ron Marshall)

Goshawk, Spain (Photo: Howard Kearley)

Pomarine Skua
Pomarine Skua, Scilly pelagic, Isles of Scilly (Photo: Joe Pender)

Red-flanked Bluetail
Red-flanked Bluetail, Donna Nook, Lincolnshire (Photo: Ron Marshall)

Little Egret
Little Egret, Freiston Shore RSPB, Lincolnshire (Photo: Gordon Bowes)

Siberian Accentor
Siberian Accentor, Holy Island, Northumberland (Photo: Alan Jack)

Written by: Steve Young