This photo of a Rufous Hummingbird was taken by Helena Reynolds. It ran in “Your View” in our August 2014 issue.
“Your View” is a popular four- to six-page section that appears in every issue of BirdWatching. We love it because it’s where we get to showcase readers’ photos and print their stories about encounters with birds.
Helena took her photo in her yard in Ventress, Louisiana, north of Baton Rouge, in April. She tells us she hosts Rufous Hummingbirds each winter. “When all their little throat feathers come in, I know that they will leave in the next day or so,” she says. This bird was gone the day after she took the photo. She used a Canon 5D Mark II and a 500mm lens.
Interested in seeing one of your photos in “Your View”? We describe the types of material we’re looking to publish as well as how to submit stories and photographs, in a document on our website. Read our “Your View” guidelines.
How to submit to “Your View”:
Submit photos as full-resolution, high-quality JPG files on a CD or via email (no TIFFS, please). Include a short description of the photo; include the bird name, the equipment used, and the location. Original slides and high-quality prints are also accepted, but include a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage for return. Please include your name, address, phone number, and email address.
If we publish a story or photo of yours, we’ll send you a complimentary copy of the issue in which it appears. There’s no payment for use of text or photos in “Your View.”
Send your photos and stories here:
Your View Editor
25 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 404
Braintree, MA 02184
Email your “Your View” submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can’t wait to see what you send! – Chuck Hagner, Editor