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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! 

Wood Duck

Wood Duck

Photographer: James Esten

Location and date: Sterne Park, Littleton, Colorado, November 26, 2019

Description: Photographers often ignore female birds because they are simply not as colorful. They make a mistake if they bypass the lovely, iridescent coloring of the female Wood Duck.

Gear and settings: Sony A9 II, with a Sony EF 200-600 lens.

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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