Little Grebe by Steve Ashton
A bird running quickly across water is never an easy shot to take and the opportunity doesn’t arise too often, but Steve Ashton has taken full advantage of this energetic young Little Grebe and captured the image perfectly.
Perfect light has allowed a fast shutter speed to be used which has frozen the action, while the blue water with that touch of splash and a beautiful reflection all combine to make this a really cracking shot.
Congratulations to Steve on his winning photo; he used a 400mm lens and shot at 1/2500th second, f5.6 on ISO400.
Other notable images
Peregrine Falcon, Portrush, Antrim (Ian Dickey).
Canada Geese, Newport, Pembrokeshire (Colin Harvey).
Red-necked Grebe, Roding Valley Meadows EWT, Essex (Brian Anderson).
Common Kingfisher, undisclosed site (Richard Stonier).
Blackcap, Shingle Street, Suffolk (John Richardson).
Common Kestrel, Great Orme, Conwy (Dave Williams).
Grey Phalarope, Seaton Marshes, Devon (Tim White).
Spotted Crake, Ingrebourne Valley, Greater London (Paul Snellgrove).
Red-necked Phalarope, Farmoor Reservoir, Oxfordshire (Mike Trew).
Long-tailed Skua, Goswick, Northumberland (Colin Bradshaw).