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2019 Bird Portrait Contest honorable mentions

We received more than 1,000 submissions to our 2019 Bird Portrait Contest, and now, after combing through the entries, we’re excited to announce the results. 

The following slideshow displays our 15 honorable mention images, including photos of Brown Pelican, Anna’s Hummingbird, and Green Jay, plus three great shots of Anhinga. Enjoy! 

Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird

Photographer: Thomas Kaminski

Location and date: Ventura, California, May 2018

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of a male Anna's Hummingbird showing variable-color helmet and pollen on bill.

Gear and settings: Canon XL-H1 camera with a Canon 100-400mm lens (set at 400mm) and Canon EF adapter XL.

View the Bird Portrait Contest finalists

View the winners of our 2019 BirdWatching Photography Awards


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Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall is the editor of BirdWatching magazine and You can reach him at [email protected].

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