Kingfisher close-up wins The Journal’s Picture of the Week

PUBLISHED: 12:20 17 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:20 17 August 2017

A kingfisher is captured at Lackford Lakes, Suffolk. Picture: Jon Goldsby.

A kingfisher is captured at Lackford Lakes, Suffolk. Picture: Jon Goldsby.


This stunning close-up shot capturing a kingfisher in a moment of contemplation was taken by 38-year-old Jon Goldsby at Lackford Lakes, near Bury St Edmunds.

Originally from Lowestoft and currently residing in Beccles, Mr Goldsby took the picture last week using his Canon EOS 80D.

He said: “I only had to wait for 30 minutes for the kingfisher to visit which was a nice surprise as I’ve waited for hours before at other sites without seeing one.

“I have wanted to get a good picture of a kingfisher for many years so am really pleased with this image and happy Suffolk Wildlife Trust work so hard to provide places for us to get close to nature.”

As our winner, Mr Goldsby receives a 10in x 8in framed version of his photo from Picture Studios, of London Road North, in Lowestoft town centre. Entries can be of any subject but they must be digital images.

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