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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!

Sandhill Crane by Shawn Baker

Sandhill Crane by Shawn Baker

“The golf course behind our house is a frequently visited area for the local Sandhill Crane population,” writes Shawn Baker. “One fall afternoon, a group of Sandhills were mulling about when they decided that a nap was in order. I was able to walk up and sit beside them as they rested. Their curious eyes watched as I took this photo.”

Equipment and settings: Olympus E-PL7 with the 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 telephoto zoom at 145mm. 1/250s at f5.6, 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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