Kestrel prepares to take off by John Cobham (1 images)

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SYMMETRY: A majestic take off - this kestrel raises it's tail feathers and stretches it's wings as it springs from an old tree stump at a Lancashire Nature Reserve.

The images was captured by John Cobham, 72. He said, "When it took off it very much took me by surprise. Up to then I had been shooting static portrait type shots for which technically my camera was set up for. Fortunately the shutter speed I was set at previously managed to cope with the birds sudden burst of...
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