Common Kestrel by Joe Murphy
A pristine juvenile Common Kestrel taken by Joe Murphy in Dorset is this week's winner.
It's hard to imagine a better upperwing flight portrait than this. The Kestrel has been caught in a perfect pose with wings and tail spread, head turned slightly towards the camera, the all-important highlight in the eye and a pale blue background sky to set it all off. What's more, just look at the perfect feather condition of this individual. Beautiful!
Congratulations to Joe on a terrific capture, shot with a 100-400 mm zoom at the 400 mm setting, at 1/2500 th second f6.3 on ISO640.
Other notable images
Harlequin Duck, Snaefellsnes, Iceland (Michael Southcott).
Common Swift, Rudersdal, Denmark (Helge Sorensen).