Grey Heron by David Cookson
Something a little bit different again this week, with a bird photo taken at just 1/25th second shutter speed!
It's not often you will ever use that sort of exposure but in this case David wanted to emphasise the flowing waters surrounding the hunting Grey Heron, and has done that to great effect.
Using a 70–200mm lens has allowed the photographer to frame the image as he liked, and the slow shutter speed and f18 aperture have combined to do the rest. If you experiment with this technique, be prepared for many blurred images to get that one sharp one.
Congratulations to David on his winning 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
Icterine Warbler, Malta (Photo: Natalino Fenech)