Common Tern by Henry Szwinto
A superb capture of a feeding Common Tern by Henry Szwinto is this week’s stunning winning shot.
The image has been beautifully caught just as the tern plucks a small fish from below the surface of the water. This is a very difficult shot to take at this precise moment, even taking into account today’s super-fast AF lenses, requiring a fast shutter speed to freeze the action.
Making the image stand out even more is the perfect reflection of the bird, along with excellent light, blue water and a highlight in the eye.
Congratulations to Henry on this winning photo, taken with a 400-mm lens at 1/3,200th sec, f6.3 on ISO 500.
Other notable images
Grey Heron, Undisclosed Site Staffordshire, Britain (Michael Erwin).
Black-crowned Night Heron, Bernissart, Belgium (Christian Vandeputte).