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2020 Color of Birds contest honorable mentions

Our 2020 Color of Birds contest attracted loads of great images. We’re happy to present this slideshow of honorable mention photos, featuring hummingbirds, toucans, and many more birds. Enjoy!

Allen's Hummingbird by Barbi Lawrence

Allen's Hummingbird by Barbi Lawrence

“Being an avid backyard birder, I’m usually up early to fill feeders and observe who’s up,” says Barbi Lawrence, of La Miranda, California. “Usually, it’s the hummingbirds that arrive first. Just a hint of sunlight came through when this little Allen’s Hummingbird (whom I refer to as the gem of my garden) stopped by to rest his ever-beating wings. He stayed just long enough for me to capture his sparkle of color. And sparkle he did.”

She took the photos on February 28, 2018. Equipment and settings: Canon EOS 70D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L lens, handheld. 1/400 a second, f/5.6, ISO 400.

View the Color of Birds contest finalists

Third place: White-necked Jacobin

Second place: Scarlet Macaw

First place: Orange-breasted Bunting

Many thanks to our panel of guest judges: bird photographer Mia McPherson, photo editor and photographer Ernie Mastroianni, and Outdoor Photographer Editor Wes Pitts. 

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