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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!

Brassy-breasted Tanager by Sally Foster

Brassy-breasted Tanager by Sally Foster
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"In Brazil, I went with a photographer friend to Itatiaia National Park. We climbed up to a lookout point to see what birds we could find in and around the nearby trees. The SaĆ­ra-largata or Brassy-breasted Tanager caught my attention with its singing and beautiful bright colors."

Equipment and settings: Nikon D500 camera with a Nikon 80-400mm lens, handheld. ISO 1600, f.5.6, 1/2500 second.


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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