04/07/2018
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Photo of the Week: 27 June-3 July

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Common Tern by Christian Vandeputte

 

A stunning shot of a feeding Common Tern by Christian Vandeputte is our winner this week.

Taken at the precise moment that it catches a fish, this is a wonderful shot, with the water frozen as it explodes around the tern; a shutter speed of 1/8000 th second was needed to capture this type of action.

Congratulations to Christian on his winning photo, taken with a 500mm lens on ISO800 at f5 aperture and at that mega-fast 1/8000 th second shutter speed.

We are now exactly half way through the year with 26 winning images on show; one species has featured twice and one photographer has two wins.

 

Other notable images

 


Collared Pratincole, Ebro Delta NP, Catalonia (W Schulenburg).

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Great Spotted Woodpecker, Haldon Forest, Devon (Charlie Fleming).


Common Buzzard, Kalmthout, Belgium (Marc FASOL).


Little Owl, Helmsley, North Yorkshire (Neale Armstrong).


European Stonechat, undisclosed site, Perth & Kinross (Sonia Johnson).


Guillemot, Farne Islands, Northumberland (Steve Lewer).


Great Crested Grebe, undisclosed site, Staffordshire (Michael Erwin).


European Honey Buzzard, Wykeham Forest, North Yorkshire (Ian Bollen).


Black-crowned Night Heron, Camargue, Bouches-du-Rhône (Lee Fuller).


Common Starling, Goss Moor, Cornwall (Paul Ash).


European Turtle Dove, Earl Stonham, Suffolk (Barry Woodhouse).

Written by: Steve Young