Purple Sandpiper by John Anderson
A smart-looking Purple Sandpiper in breeding plumage by John Anderson is our winner this week.
Captured just as it has been knocked off the rocks by a wave, this is a cracking action shot. With legs and wings spread as the sandpiper frantically tries to regain its composure, it's taken a shutter speed of 1/2500 th second to freeze this moment in time.
Congratulations to John on his superb image, taken using a 500 mm lens combined with a 1.4x converter, on ISO 250.
Other notable images
Peregrine Falcon, undisclosed site, Greater Manchester (A Dancy).
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Goosander, Windermere, Cumbria (Thomas Broxup).
Sandwich Tern, Port Eynon Point, Gower, Glamorgan (Tate Lloyd).
Sedge Warbler, Welney WWT, Norfolk (Jane Rowe).
White-tailed Eagle, Loch na Keal, Mull, Argyll (Roy Peacock).
Spotted Redshank, Sands of Forvie NNR, Aberdeenshire (Ron Macdonald).
Long-tailed Skua, Scilly pelagic, Isles of Scilly (Richard Stonier).
Common Kingfisher, Undisclosed site, England (Mark Rayment).
Yellowhammer, undisclosed site, Wiltshire (Geoff Snowball).
Green Woodpecker, Hardley Street, Norfolk (Nick Appleton).