Important 2nd-IBPC Prize Information and Lots of Great Bird Images « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

Important 2nd-IBPC Prize Information and Lots of Great Bird Images

The Streak Continues: 298

Yesterday I made progress on my 2013 tax return. Swim, nap, meditation, ice bath, and a good night’s sleep. This blog post, the 298th in a row, took me close to 4 hours to prepare. It was published at about 6:45am from my home in Indian Lake Estates, FL.

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Have a great 5775!

Happy New Year

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Important Prize Information

We are in the process of getting the prizes to the winning photographers. About a month ago we sent an e-mail to each winner asking that they confirm their snail mail addresses. Nearly all complied. In addition, we asked overseas winners if they could please provide a US address. Most but not all were able to do so. If we do not hear from the foreign winners who have not supplied us with a US address, we will send their prizes to their home addresses. In the past, we have found that many overseas postal services are not reliable. Last year many prizes that were mailed to a foreign country were lost. We agreed to replace them at our expense. Once. Some were lost twice.

This year all prizes–to both foreign and US addresses–will be sent only once. To the address that you provided. Anyone wishing to pay for a signature-required type of mailing or shipping at their expense is invited to contact Jim via e-mail with a copy to me here for details. The same goes for folks who want to confirm their ship-to addresses or provide us with a new address.

Thanks again to our fabulously generous sponsors. And special thanks to Denise Ippolito who first came up with the idea of creating a major BAA Photography competition. Without her suggestion and input the contest surely would not exist. And let’s not forget that without the technical expertise of Peter Kes the contest would not exist. It’s great to have great friends.

BAA 2nd International Bird Photography Competition/Winning and Honored Images

Below we are proud to present a gallery of the winning and honored images from the BIRDS AS ART BAA 2nd International Bird Photography Competition.

Like the 1st, the BIRDS AS ART 2nd International Bird Photography Competition was a big success. With more than 200 photographers entering more than 2,000 images, many of them spectacular, the distinguished panel of international judges, Sandesh Kadur, Scott Elowitz, Mary Ann McDonald, Michael Frye, Peter Kes, Denise Ippolito, last yearโ€™s winner Lou Coetzer, and yours truly, Arthur Morris, had their work cut out for them.

Please remember that without our great cast of sponsors, this contest would not exist. Thanks to the following businesses for their wonderful generosity: major sponsor B&H Photo Video, Think Tank, Delkin Devices, Nature Photographer Magazine, Lens Coat, HP Marketing, Outdoor Photo Gear, RAW Workflow, Wimberley, Essential Photo Gear, 4th Generation Designs, Breeze Systems, Vested Interest, and the contest organizer–that’s me, Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART.

Your Favorite

Please take a moment to leave a comment and let us know your single favorite image from the competition.

Grand Prize Winner
Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Kachemak Bay, close to Homer, Alaska, USA.This image was taken in March 2012. The eagles are all waiting up in the trees and overlooking the inlet for food. We photographed the eagles from a boat and attracked them to close range with fish. These eagles were fighting over fish that we put in the snow. In a split second they attack each other and jump up a couple of feet in the air. The fight is over is 2 seconds. I like the Kung Fu style position of the top eagle in this image. Canon 1D MkIV, EF 70-200mm/f2.8 II + 1.4x TC II, hand held, 1/1600 sec at f5.0; ISO 500 Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Kachemak Bay, close to Homer, Alaska, USA.This image was taken in March 2012. The eagles are all waiting up in the trees and overlooking the inlet for food. We photographed the eagles from a boat and attracked them to close range with fish. These eagles were fighting over fish that we put in the snow. In a split second they attack each other and jump up a couple of feet in the air. The fight is over is 2 seconds. I like the Kung Fu style position of the top eagle in this image.Canon 1D MkIV, EF 70-200mm/f2.8 II + 1.4x TC II, hand held, 1/1600 sec at f5.0; ISO 500
Clemens van der Werf
Squabbling Eagles
Hand of Man / Captive
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Doug Schurman
Short-eared Owl
Vincent de Jong
Sparrows on chain link fence
Cheri Hollis
Great Horned Owl
Youth
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youth_jenaya-launstein-youth-anhinga-in-flight-jcl_dsc7210_1 Great Grey Owlet Great Grey Owlet youth_courtney-moore-black-skimmer-new-jersey
Jenaya Launstein
Anhinga
Jenaya Launstein
Baby Owl
Courtney Moore
Battling Skimmers
Digital
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digital_carol-nichols-greathornedowl-florida-4573 digital_michael_libbe_great_blue_heron_nest_florida digital_angie-luzader-roseate-spoonbill-florida-preening-img-11rs
Carol Nichols
Painted Great Horned Owl
Michael Libbe
Heron Silhouette
Angie Luzader
Preening Spoonbill
Action / Behavior
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Niko Pekonen
Immature Glaucous Gull with Guillemot
Bence Mate
Grey Heron with fish
Bence Mate
Golden Eagle with Mallard head
Blurs
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Seungho Cho
Hooded Crane flock blur
Paul McKenzie
Cape Petrel flash blur
Seungho Cho
Walking Vulture Blur
Environmental / Small
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Dave Klein
Snow Geese Fire
Paul McKenzie
Flamingo aerial patterns
Clemens Van der Werf
Pink/Purple/Blue penguin moon
Flight
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flight_pierre-giard_great-grey-owl-laval-quebec-2 flight_jory_griesman_snowy_flight_ontario_bon4242 flight_vladimir-michael-kogan_rose-ringed-parakeet_israel_d3v7655
Pierre Giard
Great Grey Leaving
JoryGriesman
Snowy Owl downstroke
Vladimir Michael Kogan
Rose-winged Parakeet
Portrait
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Gail Bisson
Snow Angel
Sandy Zelasko
Great Horned Owlets
Jory Griesman
Bald Eagle pair in snow

Congrats and Thanks

Congratulations again to all the winners and thanks to all who entered. You can see the images from each category that made it to the final round of judging via the drop down menu under the 2nd-IBPC tab on the upper yellow tab bar above left.







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6 comments to Important 2nd-IBPC Prize Information and Lots of Great Bird Images

  • avatar Max Warner

    All wonderful shots, indeed.

    However, I wonder if the prey bird in Niko Pekonen’s glaucous gull photo is perhaps an adult Common Murre in breeding plumage rather than a Guillemot?

    • avatar Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

      ON the other side of the pond our murre is their guillemot. Since it was created in Europe, I went with the local name :). a

  • avatar Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

    My two (somewhat under-appreciated) favorites are Walking vulture blur and Flamingo pattern aerial…. artie

  • avatar Ted Willcox

    I should also mention I really like Vincent de Jong’s “Sparrows on a chain link fence”

  • avatar Ted Willcox

    Clemens van der Werf’s “Squabbling Eagles”

  • avatar HARVEY TABIN

    Thanks for all the great information. Wishing you and your family a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous, New Year.