Photo of the Week: 28 February-6 March


Redwing by Toby Houlton


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow ... and it looks like it did just about everywhere (only for one night here in Liverpool though), with the so-called 'Beast from the East' causing havoc across most of the country.

It had to be a snowy winner this week in celebration and my favourite shot was this Redwing by Toby Houlton. This is a perfectly exposed image, taken at a low level in lovely light conditions. In this side-on portrait, the Redwing has been captured in a beautiful pose with wings down, tail raised, head slightly cocked and with a highlight in the eye. It's hard to imagine a better-looking shot than this.

Congratulations to Toby on his wintry winning image, taken with a 500mm lens, at 1/2000 th second, f5.6 on ISO400. With milder weather already here and spring hopefully now on its way, it'll be interesting to see what the coming weeks hold.


Other notable photos


Blue Tit, Hawick, Borders (Ron Mccombe).

Common Snipe, Stodmarsh NNR, Kent (Steve Ashton).

Jay, Beetley, Norfolk (Neil Rendall).

Eurasian Woodcock, Minsmere RSPB, Suffolk (Nick Brown).

Jack Snipe, Greenan, Ayrshire (Angus Hogg).

Little Gull, Cemlyn Bay, Anglesey (Jeffrey Martin Jones).

Water Rail, Copenhagen, Denmark (Morten Scheller Jensen).

Slavonian Grebe, Cemlyn Bay, Anglesey (Jeffrey Martin Jones).

Fieldfare, Dunnington, Warwickshire (Clive Daelman).

Brambling, Newchurch Common, Cheshire (Martyn Jones).

Fieldfare, Westonzoyland, Somerset & Bristol (Carl Bovis).

Pallas's Gull, Sur, Ash Sharqiyah (Michael Southcott).

Hawfinch, Colyton, Devon (Tim White).

Eurasian Bullfinch, New Forest, Hampshire (Lee Fuller).

Eyebrowed Thrush, Cádiz, Andalucia (Klaus Drissner).

Surf Scoter, Uyeasound, Unst, Shetland (Robbie Brookes).

Written by: Steve Young