15/01/2020
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Photo of the Week: 8-14 January

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Black-headed Gull by John Dickenson

 

A photo of a common species can sometimes be transformed by the photographer anticipating a special image and executing the shot to perfection.

Although a Black-headed Gull sat on the water is a relatively simple shot to take, this one by John Dickenson is a perfect example of 'having the eye' for photography.

The low angle, beautiful colours, soft reflection and perfect exposure all combines to produce a superb and memorable image.

Congratulations to John, who took his winner with a 500 mm lens and 1.4x converter, exposed at 1/320 th second, f6.3 on ISO 320.

 

Other notable images

 


Great Cormorant, Chew Valley Lake, Somerset & Bristol (Raoul Chandrasakera).


Rough-legged Buzzard, Stainforth, South Yorkshire (Ian Bollen).


Black-throated Thrush, Whipsnade, Bedfordshire (Stephen Ray).

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Shore Lark, Kessingland, Suffolk (Andrew Moon).


European Shag, Hill Head, Hampshire (Mark Francis).


Sanderling, Crosby Marine Park, Lancashire (R Thew).


Lapland Bunting, Reculver, Kent (Stephen Ray).


Black-and-white Warbler, Point Pelee, Ontario (Jon Mercer).


Common Starling, Shapwick Heath NNR, Somerset & Bristol (Tate Lloyd).


Great Grey Owl, Oslo, Norway (Dave Jackson).


Eurasian Teal, Greylake RSPB, Somerset & Bristol (Carl Bovis).


Hen Harrier, Stewarton, Argyll (Eddie Maguire).

Written by: Steve Young