Our 2020 Bird Portrait contest attracted hundreds of fantastic images. We’re happy to present this slideshow of 12 honorable mention photos, featuring Bald Eagle, Snowy, Great, and Reddish Egrets, and Northern Hawk Owl. Enjoy!
Mansoor Assadi took this photo of a Brown Pelican before sunrise in late December 2019.
Equipment and settings: Sony A7rIV mirrorless camera, Sony 600 mm f.4 lens with a 1.4x extension. Image shot at 840mm. 1/250 of a second, at f5.6 focal point.
Many thanks to our panel of guest judges: our Founding Editor and “Amazing Birds” columnist Eldon Greij; author, radio host, and Contributing Editor Laura Erickson; and Outdoor Photographer Editor Wes Pitts.
UPDATE, MARCH 12: We have announced the winners!