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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! 

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Photographer: Jason Stewart

Location and date: Grand Teton National Park, July 2, 2019

Description: I captured this image when I went out to shoot the sunrise in the Grand Teton National Park. When I arrived at the location, I noticed this Great Blue Heron perched upon this branch. Thankfully I had my camera in hand, and so I quickly took the photo. As I looked down to make sure my exposure was correct, it flew off. I was so thankful that I was prepared for this shot ahead of time, because if I would have had to fiddle with my camera settings first, I would have missed this shot.

Gear and settings: Canon 7D Mark ii, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens; : ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/50 sec, 400 mm

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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