Windland Smith Rice International Awards 2011

Nature’s Best Photography selected this image from more than 21,000 images as Highly Honored in the Birds Category of the¬†Windland Smith Rice International Awards 2011.

Silver-breasted Broadbill

Nikon D3s; 600mm f/4 lens; 1.4x TC; 1/800 sec; f/5.6; ISO 3200; Gitzo 1325 tripod.

The silver-breasted broadbill, a beautiful bird with a bell-like call, is always a delight to watch. This female had just gathered a spider web before flying off to wrap the sticky silk around her nest, to bind its leaves together. I like how one thread of the web is still attached, leading back to where she took it from.

This image will appear in the Nature’s Best Photography Fall/Winter 2011 Issue due out in November.

This image will also be on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, from March 30, 2012 to January 6th, 2013.

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One Response to “Windland Smith Rice International Awards 2011”

  1. Ng KimTee says:

    Like the caption with the photo, please write more.

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