Photo of the Week: 28 March-3 April


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


Jackdaw, Llandrindod Wells, Powys (Kev Joynes).

Song Thrush, Studley, Warwickshire (Mike Lane).

Redwing, Little Snoring, Norfolk (Dave Jackson).

Ring Ouzel, undisclosed site, Gwynedd (Bob Garrett).

Ring-necked Duck, Portobello, Lothian (Dennis Morrison).

Merlin, Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB, Cheshire (Mark Woodhead).

Southern Grey Shrike, Costa Teguise, Lanzarote (Simon Rowlands).

Black Grouse, undisclosed site, Lothian (Nick Truby).

Cassin's Kingbird, Valhalla Memorial Park, Burbank, California, United States (Alexander Viduetsky).

White-throated Hummingbird, undisclosed, Brazil (John Rowe).

Wrybill, PÅ«korokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre, North Island (Richard Bonser).