24/07/2019
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Photo of the Week: 17-23 July

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Manx Shearwater by Ronald Surgenor

 

 

A beautiful capture of a Manx Shearwater by Ronald Surgenor is the top shot this week.

A summer evening watching and photographing these birds would be a perfect end to any day and that’s exactly what Ron has done here with this shot taken late in the evening, at 9.13 pm.

Shooting at 1/1600 th second has frozen the action, with the light being so good that ISO 100 was used; very unusual these days and a throwback to the old days of various 100 ISO slide film.

Congratulations to Ron on his winning image, taken with a 400 mm lens.

 

Other notable images

 


Puffin, Skomer, Pembrokeshire (Carl Bovis).


Pacific Golden Plover, Garður, Suðurnes (Alex Máni Guðríðarson).

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Common Snipe, Frampton Marsh RSPB, Lincolnshire (Jeremy Eyeons).


Razorbill, Saltee Islands, Wexford (jose luis ruiz jimenez).


Bulwer's Petrel, Funchal, Madeira (Martyn Sidwell).


Two-barred Crossbill, Baltasound, Unst, Shetland (Baz Scampion).


Leach's Storm Petrel, Vancouver Island, British Columbia (Julian Keeble).


Icterine Warbler, Gedesby, Zealand (Morten Scheller Jensen).


Short-toed Snake Eagle, Monfrague NP, Spain (Chris Young).


Northern Gannet, Bempton Cliffs RSPB, East Yorkshire (Mark Rayment).


Puffin, Sumburgh, Mainland, Shetland (Mick Kemp).


Swallow, Ballyclare, Antrim (Ian Dickey).

Written by: Steve Young