Photo of the Week 12–18 April


Grey Heron by Mark Woodhead

Grey Heron

Sometimes it's not all about long lenses and high ISO settings ... for the second time this year this week's winning shot was taken with a mobile phone and is an opportunistic capture of an opportunistic Grey Heron by Mark Woodhead.

I've photographed a few species at picnic tables and caf├ęs, but never a Grey Heron. However, the urbanisation of species such as this and others like Wood Pigeon and Carrion Crow can lead to great photos.

Congratulations to Mark on a unique-looking shot, taken using his iPhone 5 and shooting at 1/393rd second on ISO50, the napkin moment has been beautifully caught!

You can read more on bird photography from Steve Young, including product reviews and a regular Photo Challenge for readers, every month in Birdwatch magazine.

Other notable images

Channel Wagtail
Channel Wagtail, Farmoor Reservoir, Oxfordshire (Photo: Jon Mercer)

Lesser Redpoll
Lesser Redpoll, Hawick, Borders (Photo: Ron McCombe)

Tawny Owl
Tawny Owl, undisclosed site, West Sussex (Photo: Kirk Macey)

Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull, Chile (Photo: Richard Bonser)

Great Crested Grebe
Great Crested Grebe, Attenborough NR, Nottinghamshire (Photo: John Dickenson)

Black-eared Wheatear
Black-eared Wheatear, Spain (Photo: Paul Coombes)

Sparrowhawk, Llandrindod Wells, Powys (Photo: Kev Joynes)

Marsh Harrier
Marsh Harrier, East Chevington NWT, Northumberland (Photo: Ron Hindhaugh)

Wren, undisclosed site, West Yorkshire (Photo: Joe Seymour)

Siskin, Hawick, Borders (Photo: Ron McCombe)

Northern Wheatear
Northern Wheatear, Burnham Overy, Norfolk (Photo: Neil Rendall)

Garganey, Elton Reservoir, Greater Manchester (Photo: Martyn Jones)

Skylark, Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire (Photo: Mark Coates)

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