Black-winged Kite by Jose Luis Ruiz Jimenez
A cracking portrait of an adult and juvenile Black-winged Kite, photographed in Spain by Jose Luis Ruiz Jimenez, is our superb winner this week.
Captured in perfect light that highlights the adult's red eye (contrasting with that of the juvenile), this is a beautiful image, perfectly composed on a very nice perch, both birds posed beautifully with the juvenile begging for food, while the exposure is spot on with detail retained across the entire image.
Congratulations to Jose, who took his winning image with a 600 mm lens, shooting at 1/2500 th second, f5 on ISO 450.
Other notable images
Bearded Tit, Undisclosed site Norfolk, Britain (Nick Appleton).
Audouin's Gull, Armação de Pêra, Algarve, Portugal (Richard Bonser).