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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 Jacqueline Deely

Allen's Hummingbird by Jacqueline Deely

“This colorful male Allen's Hummingbird had a favorite perch it kept returning to,” explains Jacqueline Deely. “With this in mind, I positioned myself at an angle that would give me a nice, clean background. A remote trigger allowed me to stand back and observe the bird's behavior, whereby each time it approached the perch, I was able to fire off multiple, consecutive shots. Out of hundreds of images, this one ended up being my favorite.”

Equipment and settings: Nikon D500, AF-S VR NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED Lens, AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E II. Really Right Stuff TVC-34L Carbon Fiber Tripod, Mongoose M-3-6 Gimbal Tripod Head w/Integrated Low Mount Arm, Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger. 1/2000s, f/4, ISO 500.

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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