Photo of the Week: 25–31 January


Black-necked Grebe by Joe Seymour

Black-necked Grebe

Scarborough harbour seems to be a popular place for both birds and photographers, with regular postings featuring on Iris.

This lovely shot of a Black-necked Grebe by Joe Seymour, taken at this site, owes everything to the photographer capturing not only the bird but also the beautiful reflections on the water. The perfect light and exposure, a wonderful mix of colours and the posture of the grebe with its glaring red eye greatly add to the image.

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Congratulations to Joe on his winning photo, taken with a 400 mm lens and shot at 1/160th second at f5.6 on ISO 800.

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

Flightless Cormorant
Flightless Cormorant, Ecuador (Photo: Dave Andrews)

Madeira Firecrest
Madeira Firecrest, Madeira (Photo: Bruce Kendrick)

Bearded Tit
Bearded Tit, undisclosed site, Norfolk (Photo: Nick Appleton)

Stonechat, Malta (Photo: Natalino Fenech)

Iceland Gull
Iceland Gull, North Shields, Northumberland (Photo: John Atkinson)

Wren, Wayoh Reservoir, Lancashire (Photo: John Barlow)

Blackbird, Buckpool and Fens Pool NR, West Midlands (Photo: Andy Payne)

Lapwing, Morfa Madryn NR, Gwynedd (Photo: Bob Garrett)

Goosander, Hayle Estuary, Cornwall (Photo: Peter Menear)

White-billed Diver
White-billed Diver, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire (Photo: Dave Andrews)

Snow Bunting
Snow Bunting, Cairn Gorm, Highland (Photo: Joe Graham)

Red-flanked Bluetail
Red-flanked Bluetail, Italy (Photo: Vincenzo Alfano)

Pallid Harrier
Pallid Harrier, Welwick Saltmarsh YWT, East Yorkshire (Photo: Martin Standley)

Written by: Steve Young