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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!

Scarlet Macaw by Cookie Segelstein

Scarlet Macaw by Cookie Segelstein

“I was traveling on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica in July of 2018 on a trip to photograph birds and other wildlife,” says Cookie Segelstein. “This Scarlet Macaw was part of a flock that was noisily eating and socializing. They seemed oblivious to my colleagues and me, and I set up my tripod and fired away. The light was pretty low for most of our shoots, but this group was in beautiful soft light and put on quite a show!”

Equipment and settings: Nikon D850, 500mm f/4E AF-S NIKKOR FL ED VR lens with 1.4x teleconverter. 1/640 Sec, f/5.6, ISO 1100.

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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