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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!

Wood Duck by Gloria Hong

Wood Duck by Gloria Hong

“The photo was taken on July 4, 2020, at Turtle Pond in Central Park in New York City,” says Gloria Hong. “This particular Wood Duck hung around Turtle Pond for most the summer, and he was very distinctive because unlike the other ducks, he never molted and went into eclipse plumage. His brilliant plumage remained.”

Equipment and settings: Nikon D7500, Nikkor 200-500mm lens. f/5.6, 1/400, 460mm, ISO 320.

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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