Photo of the Week: 13-19 June 2018


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


Black Guillemot, Oban-Barra ferry, Argyll (Dean Eades).

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Goosander, Derwent Reservoir, Northumberland (Gary Nicholson).

Common Cuckoo, undisclosed site, North Yorkshire (Mark Hughes).

Grey Heron, Undisclosed Site Staffordshire, Britain (Michael Erwin).

Black-crowned Night Heron, Bernissart, Belgium (Christian Vandeputte).

Blackbird, Westonzoyland, Somerset & Bristol (Carl Bovis).

Water Rail, Greylake RSPB, Somerset & Bristol (Carl Bovis).

Puffin, Isle of May, Fife (Dave Williams).

Snowy Owl, Point Lynas, Anglesey (Elliot Montieth).

Short-eared Owl, Skomer, Pembrokeshire (Richard Stonier).

Written by: Steve Young