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
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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


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Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall

Matt Mendenhall is the editor of BirdWatching magazine and BirdWatchingDaily.com. He joined the staff of BirdWatching (formerly Birder’s World) in 2000 and has worn many hats over the years: reporter, story wrangler, photo editor, managing editor, and now editor. Originally from Omaha, he lives with his wife and two daughters in Milwaukee and holds a Bachelor’s in journalism from Marquette University. You can reach Matt at (617) 706-9098 and [email protected].

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