"ROCK WREN TAKING OFF" by PHIL GREEN; Grade: Acceptance.
While this image is quite factual, I don't feel it does this little bird the justice it deserves. You have caught it well of course, just at the point of lift off, note that one foot is still on the ground. Your flash has created a small shadow at the top and behind the bird, which might possibly rule this image out as a Natural History image, but for a pictorial one it is acceptable. The image is interesting in that it shows fairly well just what work this little bird is doing in taking off.