Great Grey Shrike by Stephen Ray
A striking shot of a Great Grey Shrike by Stephen Ray is our winner this week. Caught in a slightly quirky pose just at take off, this image shows the tail and wing pattern beautifully.
The natural perch and the out of focus background add to the overall picture and the perfect light has allowed a shutter speed of 1/1250 th second to be used, which has just been fast enough to freeze most of the movement as the shrike takes off from its perch.
Congratulations to Stephen on his winning image, taken with a 400 mm lens and 1.4x converter on ISO 250.
Other notable images
Jay, undisclosed site Staffordshire, Britain (Michael Erwin).
Martial Eagle, Serengeti, Tanzania (Chris Rose).