Photo of the Week: 29 June – 5 July


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.

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, Marshside RSPB, Lancashire (Photo: Jackie Moreton)

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, undisclosed site, Surrey (Photo: Kirk Macey)

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

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, Longshaw Estate, Derbyshire (Photo: Paul Coombes)

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

Written by: Steve Young