06/07/2016
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Photo of the Week: 29 June – 5 July

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Little Owl by Peter Walkden

Little Owl

Little Owl is a popular subject for our Iris photographers, but we don't see too many flight shots; this week's winning image by Peter Walkden is a lovely example of such, this bird coming in to land on an old roof. I guess that the photographer knew whereabouts this individual was going to land, but it is still a tricky shot to take successfully.

The rain droplets greatly add to the capture and the ISO setting of 3200 shows how good the quality is at that speed.

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Congratulations to Peter on his second Photo of the Week of 2016, which was taken with a 500mm lens at 1/1000th second at f5.6.

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

Avocet
Avocet, Marshside RSPB, Lancashire (Photo: Jackie Moreton)

Puffin
Puffin, Lunga, Argyll (Photo: Darran Rickards)

Green Woodpecker
Green Woodpecker, Broom GPs, Bedfordshire (Photo: Jim P)

Common Redpoll
Common Redpoll, Ardnamurchan, Highland (Photo: Toby Houlton)

Pallid Swift
Pallid Swift, Malta (Photo: Natalino Fenech)

Swallow
Swallow, undisclosed site, Surrey (Photo: Kirk Macey)

Yellow Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail, undisclosed site, Worcestershire (Photo: Robert Hart)

Razorbill
Razorbill, Isle of May, Fife (Photo: Dave Williams)

Little Owl
Little Owl, undisclosed site, South Yorkshire (Photo: Jamie MacArthur)

Sand Martin
Sand Martin, Islay, Argyll (Photo: Kev Joynes)

Whinchat
Whinchat, Longshaw Estate, Derbyshire (Photo: Paul Coombes)

Rufous Bush Robin
Rufous Bush Robin, Finland (Photo: Mika Bruun)

Written by: Steve Young