BIRDS AS ART 2nd International Bird Photography Competition Captive and Hand of Man Category Winners & the Readership Vote « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

BIRDS AS ART 2nd International Bird Photography Competition Captive and Hand of Man Category Winners & the Readership Vote


First Place: Short-eared Owl Hand of Man/25 points

Short-eared Owl Hand of Man

Congratulations to Doug Schurman.


Second Place: Eurasian Tree Sparrow Hand of Man/24 points

Eurasian Tree Sparrow Hand of Man

Congratulations to Vincent de Jong.


Third Place: Great Horned Owl Captive/23 points

Great Horned Owl Captive

Congratulations to Cheri Hollis.

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First Runner-up: Peacock Captive Albino/22 points

Peacock Captive Albino

Congratulations to Phillipa Alexander.


Second Runner-up: American Bittern Hand of Man/15 poiints

American Bittern Hand of Man

Congratulations to Jack Nevitt.



Getting even a single image to the final round of judging in any category is a huge accomplishment. All of the photographs in the Captive & Hand of Man category finals were quite good. Congrats again to all the winning and honored photographers. To the public voters: for what it’s worth: I loved the bittern image.

Thanks to all the readers who voted. And thanks again to our wonderful sponsors and to the panel of judges. Special thanks to Denise Ippolito and Peter Kes who helped me with the early rounds of judging. Please feel free to comment on the any of the images or to analyze and compare the judging; please remember that judging any contest or voting on the images is purely subjective.

The Public Vote

1-Great Horned Owl Captive: 68 points.
2-Eurasian Tree Sparrow Hand of Man: 57 points.
3-Short-eared Owl Hand of Man: 56: points.
4-Peacock Captive Albino: 49 points.
5-American Bittern Hand of Man: 39 points.

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