Photo of the Week: 2–8 November


Sanderling by Antony Ward


This week's winning shot is of a species that is relatively easy to photograph, so it has to be something more than a simple portrait to catch the eye. Antony Ward has achieved just that with his wonderful capture of a Sanderling racing along the shore.

Trying to get a shot of this species running isn't that difficult, but taking one as good as this with both feet off the ground, in side-on profile and with everything nicely sharp is no mean achievement.

Congratulations to Antony on his Photo of the Week, taken with a 500 mm lens and 1.4x converter, and shot at 1/2000th second and f7.1 on ISO 500.

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

Fieldfare, Llandrindod Wells, Powys (Photo: Kev Joynes)

Pheasant, Glen Esk, Angus & Dundee (Photo: John Clark)

Little Egret
Little Egret, Conwy RSPB, Conwy (Photo: Martyn Jones)

Oystercatcher, Ardmore Point, Clyde (Photo: Joe Graham)

Jack Snipe
Jack Snipe, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly (Photo: Martin Goodey)

Kestrel, Widewater Lagoon, West Sussex (Photo: Paul Loader)

Bearded Tit
Bearded Tit, Alkborough Flats, Lincolnshire (Photo: Ron Marshall)

Short-toed Eagle
Short-toed Eagle, Malta (Photo: Natalino Fenech)

Taiga Flycatcher
Taiga Flycatcher, Finland (Photo: Mika Bruun)

Waxwing, Holme next the Sea, Norfolk (Photo: Jeff Lack)

Sparrowhawk, Alkborough Flats, Lincolnshire (Photo: Mark Coome)

Water Rail
Water Rail, Minsmere RSPB, Suffolk (Photo: Nick Brown)

Lesser Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs, Cheddar Reservoir, Somerset & Bristol (Photo: Carl Bovis)

Written by: Steve Young