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Here's the first official photo contest of /c/photography! The plan is to start these regularly, when the audience grows we can introduce some interesting rewards!

The goal of this contest is to post your best photos of birds. Birds aren't always easy to photograph. It helps to use a big lens and to have some basic understanding of birds and their habitats.

Here are some interesting resources on bird photography:

So grab your gear, head into nature and take some glorious shots of wild or captured birds!

Best of luck!

PS: before uploading, please read the contest announcement, it has some basic rules to follow. You can find it here:

https://grepless.com/c/photography/photo-contests-on-cphotography

PS: After uploading an entry, you can press the 'edit' button to add additional information to your entry. When submissions close, there will be a 2 day voting period.

Vibeke

Vibeke Beginner — Level 6 says:

Rank: 1 out of 24

Canon 6D MarkII, Canon 70 - 200mm lens, Nelson New Zealand.

2 weeks ago
Reply 5 Reactions38 points
IEatRawEggs

IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 14 says:

Great shot, they're having a delicious snack

2 weeks ago
Reply 8 points
ZinCarlaH

ZinCarlaH Beginner — Level 5 says:

What an amazing shot!

5 days ago
Reply 1 Reaction5 points
Teecee

Teecee Beginner — Level 6 says:

Thank you :)

5 days ago
Reply 4 points
Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki

Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Beginner — Level 9 says:

Congrats, awesome photo

4 days ago
Reply 4 points
ICANHAS

ICANHAS Veteran — Level 22 says:

Congratulations...

1 week ago
Reply 4 points
iquraishi

iquraishi Beginner — Level 7 says:

Rank: 2 out of 24

Camera - Sony A37 Location - Collette Restaurant, Lake Sevan, Armenia

2 weeks ago
Reply 8 Reactions31 points
Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki

Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Beginner — Level 9 says:

Congrats on second....a grrrrrrreat shot of Jonathan!

1 week ago
Reply 1 Reaction11 points
iquraishi

iquraishi Beginner — Level 7 says:

Thanks and Congrats to you too!

5 days ago
Reply 4 points
Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki

Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Beginner — Level 9 says:

This photo reminds me of the book cover Jonathan Livingston Seagull. It is a nice photo, thank you.

2 weeks ago
Reply 6 points
IEatRawEggs

IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 14 says:

That's some powerful zoom 😱😱

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction5 points
iquraishi

iquraishi Beginner — Level 7 says:

I wish I had such powerful zoom, but this was at a port restaurant and they were flying really close by :)

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction4 points
IEatRawEggs

IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 14 says:

Ok, still quite some detail

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
ICANHAS

ICANHAS Veteran — Level 22 says:

Congrats

1 week ago
Reply 1 Reaction4 points
iquraishi

iquraishi Beginner — Level 7 says:

Thank you!

5 days ago
Reply 4 points
Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki

Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Beginner — Level 9 says:

Rank: 3 out of 24

2 weeks ago
Reply 8 Reactions28 points
ICANHAS

ICANHAS Veteran — Level 22 says:

Congrats with 3rd place

1 week ago
Reply 1 Reaction4 points
Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki

Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Beginner — Level 9 says:

Thank you. 😊

1 week ago
Reply 4 points
Zizounai

Zizounai Beginner — Level 8 says:

He would be a good friend to my Micky... it would be good fun to watch them play together. He has a very mischievous eye ;-)

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction4 points
Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki

Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Beginner — Level 9 says:

This cutie bit me and drew blood. I, of course, thought I was about to die!

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction4 points
Zizounai

Zizounai Beginner — Level 8 says:

This will happen eventually :-(

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction4 points
Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki

Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Beginner — Level 9 says:

in response to Zizounai

cough cough cough ..........hope not too soon

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
colorpicker

colorpicker Beginner — Level 8 says:

Congrats, Olga! Such a brilliant capture of this adorable birdie. Is it yours? I'm very familiar with biting beakies (bigger ones)

7 hours ago
Reply 1 Reaction2 points
Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki

Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Beginner — Level 9 says:

No he's not mine. He lives in a coffee shop we frequent in Chiang Mai. Thank you for stopping by.

4 hours ago
Reply 1 points
denlig

denlig Beginner — Level 5 says:

Rank: 4 out of 24

3 weeks ago
Reply 6 Reactions27 points
IEatRawEggs

IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 14 says:

What's that red on his beak and eye?

3 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction11 points
denlig

denlig Beginner — Level 5 says:

It is a silver goeland, Its somewhat severe look is underlined with a red line. It is an area of bare skin called an orbital circle. It is more or less visible depending on the mood of the bird. It’s a way to communicate with fellow humans. The more angry the goeland is, the more red his "eyes" are! For food, the chicks tap on the red spot on their parents' beaks. This automatically causes the regurgitation of a fish puree they are fond of!

2 weeks ago
Reply 3 Reactions8 points
IEatRawEggs

IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 14 says:

That is both beautiful and disgusting πŸ˜… Today I learned! Thanks :)

2 weeks ago
Reply 9 points
Carlos

Carlos Beginner — Level 7 says:

So it's like a vending machine button nice

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki

Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Beginner — Level 9 says:

This is good information. I learned something new today. AND I like the crispness of your image and the mood caught. Very nice.

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
Staaan

Staaan Pupil — Level 17 says:

If you want to add text to your entry, click on 'edit entry' :)

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
JoeS

JoeS Beginner — Level 4 says:

Rank: 5 out of 24

Sandhill cranes arriving at sunset to roost for the night in Myakka Lake near Sarasota, Florida, USA

3 weeks ago
Reply 5 Reactions26 points
Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki

Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Beginner — Level 9 says:

Lovely shot caught during the golden hours of photography, peace inducing....thank you.

2 weeks ago
Reply 11 points
ICANHAS

ICANHAS Veteran — Level 22 says:

Nice shot

3 weeks ago
Reply 10 points
hurtswhenpee

hurtswhenpee Beginner — Level 9 says:

Pretty, like this

5 days ago
Reply 6 points
Carlos

Carlos Beginner — Level 7 says:

Where this?

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
Staaan

Staaan Pupil — Level 17 says:

JoeS: If you want to add text to your entry, click on 'edit entry' :)

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
iquraishi

iquraishi Beginner — Level 7 says:

Rank: 6 out of 24

Camera - Sony A37 Location - Dibba, Oman

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction24 points
Carlos

Carlos Beginner — Level 7 says:

That's an alpha surely

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
Nikita61

Nikita61 Beginner — Level 5 says:

Rank: 7 out of 24

3 weeks ago
Reply 7 Reactions22 points
IEatRawEggs

IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 14 says:

Nice contrast with the white snow

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction10 points
Nikita61

Nikita61 Beginner — Level 5 says:

Thank you

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
Staaan

Staaan Pupil — Level 17 says:

If you want to add text to your entry, click on 'edit entry' :)

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction5 points
Nikita61

Nikita61 Beginner — Level 5 says:

Thank you !

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
Carlos

Carlos Beginner — Level 7 says:

Even his nails are black 🏴

2 weeks ago
Reply 5 points
Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki

Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Beginner — Level 9 says:

Hi Nikita. I like the capture of the details in the feathers of this "beast". Have you considered changing this to monochrome?

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction4 points
Nikita61

Nikita61 Beginner — Level 5 says:

Thank you, good idea, I'll try :)

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
TroyMcClure

TroyMcClure Beginner — Level 7 says:

Rank: 8 out of 24

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 Reactions21 points
Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki

Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Beginner — Level 9 says:

Troy what a great catch. Had this little red ibis had more room to walk into the photo would have been stronger , his timidness comes across.

2 weeks ago
Reply 11 points
Staaan

Staaan Pupil — Level 17 says:

Please specify also what camera you used and where this was taken, just click on 'edit entry'

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
IEatRawEggs

IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 14 says:

She's a pretty one πŸ’•πŸ’•

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
Carlos

Carlos Beginner — Level 7 says:

Is contrast postprocessed?

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
Vibeke

Vibeke Beginner — Level 6 says:

Rank: 9 out of 24

Canon 70D, canon 70-200mm Motueka, Nelson

2 weeks ago
Reply 5 Reactions19 points
IEatRawEggs

IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 14 says:

It took me a while to see there are 3 birds in this photo

2 weeks ago
Reply 2 Reactions5 points
Carlos

Carlos Beginner — Level 7 says:

3? what

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction4 points
Vibeke

Vibeke Beginner — Level 6 says:

Mum dad and baby.

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
Vibeke

Vibeke Beginner — Level 6 says:

That baby did not want to eat that small fish, especially after it had dropped in the sand.

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
Staaan

Staaan Pupil — Level 17 says:

Please specify also what camera you used and where this was taken, just click on 'edit entry'

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki

Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Beginner — Level 9 says:

Rank: 10 out of 24

2 weeks ago
Reply 2 Reactions18 points
IEatRawEggs

IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 14 says:

That mohawk ❀️

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction8 points
Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki

Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Beginner — Level 9 says:

Hey, yeah never thought of it as a Mohawk but you are right on.....and you ought to see his tats...he he he he.

2 weeks ago
Reply 8 points
iquraishi

iquraishi Beginner — Level 7 says:

Rank: 11 out of 24

Camera - Sony A37 Location - Hyderabad, India

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction17 points
Carlos

Carlos Beginner — Level 7 says:

Such a fabulous creature

2 weeks ago
Reply 8 points
JeffLowe

JeffLowe Beginner — Level 5 says:

Rank: 12 out of 24

Taken at Bronte Harbour Oakville On Canada sony RX10 ISO400, 135.89mm, F/4, 1/640s

2 weeks ago
Reply 5 Reactions17 points
Staaan

Staaan Pupil — Level 17 says:

Please also add the location of this photo :) And the camera model and settings if you still have the details on that

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction8 points
JeffLowe

JeffLowe Beginner — Level 5 says:

Photo was taken at Bronte Harbour in Oakville On Canada using my Sony RX10 with the settings ISO 400. 135.89mm, f/4 1/640s

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction10 points
Staaan

Staaan Pupil — Level 17 says:

Thanks!

2 weeks ago
Reply 10 points
Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki

Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Beginner — Level 9 says:

A peaceful scene, very relaxing and I like the colour saturation.

2 weeks ago
Reply 8 points
Zizounai

Zizounai Beginner — Level 8 says:

Good composition for this family. I would have liked to see a larger picture to watch the details.

2 weeks ago
Reply 8 points
TroyMcClure

TroyMcClure Beginner — Level 7 says:

Rank: 13 out of 24

1 week ago
Reply 3 Reactions16 points
IEatRawEggs

IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 14 says:

Aww that poor little one, you taking care of it?

1 week ago
Reply 4 points
Zizounai

Zizounai Beginner — Level 8 says:

Oh please tell us the story of this little bird!

1 week ago
Reply 1 Reaction4 points
TroyMcClure

TroyMcClure Beginner — Level 7 says:

Found this one at work on the ground, probably tried to fly away. Since there where multiple children around it I took it and placed it somewhere quiet. It's in the care of someone capable now...

1 week ago
Reply 4 points
Terry1938

Terry1938 Beginner — Level 4 says:

Rank: 14 out of 24

2 weeks ago
Reply 2 Reactions15 points
Carlos

Carlos Beginner — Level 7 says:

Seagulls, doing whatever it is they're doing all day

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
Staaan

Staaan Pupil — Level 17 says:

Please specify also what camera you used and where this was taken, just click on 'edit entry'

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
Zizounai

Zizounai Beginner — Level 8 says:

Rank: 15 out of 24

The pic was taken in my kitchen. Micky is a cockatiel. Camera: Nikon D5200 F 3.2 Iso 1600 Lens 40 mm Speed 1/50

2 weeks ago
Reply 13 Reactions15 points
IEatRawEggs

IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 14 says:

Such a cutie!

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction10 points
Zizounai

Zizounai Beginner — Level 8 says:

Thanks! his name is Micky. I eat raw eggs too sometimes ;-)

2 weeks ago
Reply 2 Reactions9 points
IEatRawEggs

IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 14 says:

Like Rocky

2 weeks ago
Reply 10 points
Carlos

Carlos Beginner — Level 7 says:

Why though

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki

Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Beginner — Level 9 says:

You have captured the soul of this wee cockateil....his curiosity comes across and you have sharpness on the eye. I love these birds and had 2 of em when we lived in Canada.

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction5 points
Zizounai

Zizounai Beginner — Level 8 says:

Thanks Olga. He is a very good friend (you too ah ah)

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
Carlos

Carlos Beginner — Level 7 says:

"Yes? May I help you, sir?"

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
Staaan

Staaan Pupil — Level 17 says:

Please specify also what camera you used and where this was taken, just click on 'edit entry'

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction4 points
Zizounai

Zizounai Beginner — Level 8 says:

I've done it. Are you a mod Staaan?

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction4 points
Zizounai

Zizounai Beginner — Level 8 says:

Heeeeelp, Ive done as you said and the photo disappeared !!!

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction4 points
Zizounai

Zizounai Beginner — Level 8 says:

in response to Zizounai

I leave it as it is, until you explain what I did wrong :-(

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction4 points
Staaan

Staaan Pupil — Level 17 says:

in response to Zizounai

I put it back, Don't remove the line that is the picture when you edit :)

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction4 points
Zizounai

Zizounai Beginner — Level 8 says:

in response to Staaan

Thanks Staaaaaaaaan !

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
Sarahjame

Sarahjame Pupil — Level 15 says:

Rank: 16 out of 24

3 weeks ago
Reply 8 Reactions14 points
IEatRawEggs

IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 14 says:

Where is this?

3 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction9 points
Sarahjame

Sarahjame Pupil — Level 15 says:

This was taken in Karachi, Pakistan.

3 weeks ago
Reply 11 points
Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki

Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Beginner — Level 9 says:

You do have some dust spots on your lens, this is the bane of all photographers. A closer view of these pigeons would have had a greater impact. This is a great scene to see as one is walking along crowded streets.

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction7 points
Sarahjame

Sarahjame Pupil — Level 15 says:

Thanks for notifying, I have cleaned the lens already. The pic seems so because the distance was more then 200m

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction12 points
hong

hong Beginner — Level 3 says:

I like it OP :)

1 week ago
Reply 1 Reaction7 points
Sarahjame

Sarahjame Pupil — Level 15 says:

in response to hong

Thanks mate

1 week ago
Reply 4 points
Carlos

Carlos Beginner — Level 7 says:

I think they meant a close-up of birds, not sure if this is allowed

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction4 points
Sarahjame

Sarahjame Pupil — Level 15 says:

This is about posting the bird pics so I had the one in my D3000 and updated it.

2 weeks ago
Reply 5 points
iquraishi

iquraishi Beginner — Level 7 says:

Rank: 17 out of 24

Camera - Sony A37 Location - Al Ain Zoo, UAE

2 weeks ago
Reply 5 Reactions13 points
Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki

Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Beginner — Level 9 says:

great shot and you have come down to the eye level of this bird bringin him closer to us through POV. Thank you.

2 weeks ago
Reply 11 points
Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki

Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Beginner — Level 9 says:

great shot and you have come down to the eye level of this bird bringin him closer to us through POV. Thank you.

2 weeks ago
Reply 11 points
Zizounai

Zizounai Beginner — Level 8 says:

Lovely photo, this bird seems alive!

2 weeks ago
Reply 8 points
Staaan

Staaan Pupil — Level 17 says:

Please specify also what camera you used and where this was taken, just click on 'edit entry'

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
Carlos

Carlos Beginner — Level 7 says:

Little guy found a treat

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
iquraishi

iquraishi Beginner — Level 7 says:

Rank: 18 out of 24

Camera - Sony A37 Location - Hyderabad, India

2 weeks ago
Reply 2 Reactions12 points
Carlos

Carlos Beginner — Level 7 says:

Love this one

2 weeks ago
Reply 8 points
Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki

Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Beginner — Level 9 says:

A lovely portrait . Well done!

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
zerocool

zerocool Pupil — Level 14 says:

Rank: 19 out of 24

3 weeks ago
Reply 8 Reactions12 points
Staaan

Staaan Pupil — Level 17 says:

He's not a DELL fan!

3 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction12 points
diogenesjunior

diogenesjunior Explorer — Level 11 says:

How'd you pin this post? Can I do that in my communities?

3 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction12 points
Staaan

Staaan Pupil — Level 17 says:

Yes you can soon, I will let you know on Discord.

3 weeks ago
Reply 2 Reactions12 points
diogenesjunior

diogenesjunior Explorer — Level 11 says:

in response to Staaan

Thanks :)

3 weeks ago
Reply 12 points
Carlos

Carlos Beginner — Level 7 says:

in response to Staaan

How do I level lup?

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
huyen

huyen Beginner — Level 4 says:

That's not a bird?

3 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction10 points
IEatRawEggs

IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 14 says:

Chickens are not birds?!

1 week ago
Reply 4 points
Carlos

Carlos Beginner — Level 7 says:

Skeptical chicken is skeptical

2 weeks ago
Reply 4 points
iquraishi

iquraishi Beginner — Level 7 says:

Rank: 20 out of 24

Camera - Sony A37 Location - Hyderabad, India

2 weeks ago
Reply 11 points
iquraishi

iquraishi Beginner — Level 7 says:

Rank: 21 out of 24

Camera - Sony A37 Location - Hyderabad, India

2 weeks ago
Reply 10 points
Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki

Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Beginner — Level 9 says:

Rank: 22 out of 24

2 weeks ago
Reply 2 Reactions9 points
Carlos

Carlos Beginner — Level 7 says:

Like he's speeching to a crowd πŸ˜…

2 weeks ago
Reply 1 Reaction8 points
Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki

Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Beginner — Level 9 says:

ahhhh ha ha ha ha....yes it does look he's a dictator full of himself, ay? Thank you Carlos for stopping by.

2 weeks ago
Reply 8 points
iquraishi

iquraishi Beginner — Level 7 says:

Rank: 23 out of 24

Camera - Sony A37 Location - Hyderabad, India

2 weeks ago
Reply 8 points
iquraishi

iquraishi Beginner — Level 7 says:

Rank: 24 out of 24

Camera - Sony A37 Location - Hyderabad, India

2 weeks ago
Reply 8 points

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