Corn Bunting by John Richardson
Another week passes, with spring still seemingly some way off. Nevertheless, despite the atrocious weather of late, we do have a nice selection of spring images and a winner worthy of the season, this lovely singing Corn Bunting by John Richardson.
What a terrific portrait this is. The plain background ensures there are no distractions, focusing the eye straight on the bird, which has chosen an attractive and natural perch. The bunting looks relaxed and is beautifully posed, nicely situated in the frame as it sings on a typically dull early spring day.
Congratulations to John on this week's winning image, taken with a 500mm lens, plus a 1.4x converter, and shot at 1/800 th second, f5.6 at ISO400.
Other notable images
Cassin's Kingbird, Valhalla Memorial Park, Burbank, California, United States (Alexander Viduetsky).
White-throated Hummingbird, undisclosed, Brazil (John Rowe).