A visual voyage across the 21st century’s colored canaries horticulture through the photographs made by the author in championships and recognized breeder’s bird rooms, including World COM Championship 2016 at Matosinhos (Portugal).
Most of the birds are champions of great shows, including international Shows, National Shows and of course the World Championships.
Photographs are always of great birds, but they also show the author’s vision of colored canaries, his own view, the personal look of a judge which has been judging colored canaries for over 35 years.
A personal look searching for beauty in each bird, giving sense in each photography, in each look to the fascination that colored canaries produces in every one of us, fascination that produces such an intense passion in this world.
Author, Antonio Javier Sanz, has been breeding and showing canaries since 1970, with important success and recognition both domestic and internationally.
He is a Spanish National Judge since 1981 and International Expert Color Judge OMJ-COM since 1984, at the age of 22. During his long career he has been judging in several shows in Spain and all over the world.
The author, a well-known photographer of birds in competition, has been an International Expert Judge of Colour Canaries of the OMJ-COM since 1984 and an amateur breeder of all the specialities of ornithology since he was a child and due to family tradition. He has published in this same publishers his first work MY OWN VIEW, COLOUR CANARIES and his second work AUSTRALIAN, OCEAN AND ASIATIC ESTRILDID FINCHES, both with great success. With his most recent publications THE GOLDFINCH AND ITS MUTATIONS, LIPOCHROMES – Colour Canries in the 21st Century and CLASSIC MELANICS – Colour Canries in the 21st Century, all books highly valued by fans and experts around the world.