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BirdLife Photography Website Administrator
The current photo competition, Migrants, Nomads & Seasonal Visitors, has closed for entries; it is now open for members to vote, in each of the three competition levels. Voting will close on 4th July.
If you're unsure of how to vote, the Competition Voting page should help you.
Current Competition Coordinator
The 2015-16 BirdLife Photography Annual General Meeting was held at BirdLife Australia Headquarters at 7:30PM on Wednesday 25 May. Graham Cam (President) and Rob Parker represented the BirdLife Photography Committee, and two of our members braved the cold, wet evening in Melbourne to receive the reports and engage in discussion.
Four nominations for the new Committee were received; since this did not exceed the number of vacancies no voting was necessary, and all nominees were appointed to the Committee. We welcome Jennifer Carr, Glenn Pure, Mary Wheeler and Kim Wormald to the 2016 BirdLife Photography Committee. Their input will add a further level of vibrancy and expertise to the Committee.
The Mystery Reviewer’s choices from the Intermediate and Entry levels of the 'Cockatoos' competition are now available.
Intermediate Level – Juveniles & Immatures
Here are the top 6 images chosen by the MR for the Intermediate Level:
The full Mystery Reviewer's report for the Intermediate Level competition is available here.
Entry Level – Juveniles & Immatures
Here are the top 6 images chosen by the MR for the Entry Level:
The full Mystery Reviewer's report for the Entry Level competition is available here.
Congratulations to all these photographers, in both categories, for their quality bird images.
Member voting for the Cockatoos competition, which closed for entries on 20th April and for voting on 9th May, has been analysed and the results for the top 5 (or more, in the case of tied scores) images in each category are listed here. In line with many other bird/wildlife photo competitions, we present the results in the following manner: the Winner is the image which received the most votes; and we also show the next four highest placed images, rating them as Highly Commended if they received at least 90% of the votes for the winning image, and Commended for scores less than that.
Advanced Level – Cockatoos
This category attracted 46 entries, from 19 photographers. 40 members voted, with the following result:
Intermediate Level – Cockatoos
This category attracted 73 entries, from 24 photographers. 43 members voted, with the following result:
Entry Level – Cockatoos
This category attracted 50 entries, from 16 photographers. 41 members voted, with the following result:
Congratulations to all these photographers for their quality bird images.
Our next Digital Photography in the Bush event will be held at the Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Corio Bay, Geelong on 11-12th March 2017. For some States this will be the Labour Day long weekend.
Geelong is approximately 75km south-west of Melbourne, and is the gateway to world class surfing beaches and the Great Ocean Road. The birding is pretty good too!
However you intend to travel, Geelong is easy to get to: Avalon Airport is about 25km from Geelong; Geelong railway station is about 400m from the Campus, and the road trip from Melbourne is about one hour (from the CBD).
There are plenty of accommodation alternatives in Geelong and surrounds - numerous hotels/motels, and at least three caravan parks within 4km from the Campus. See http://www.visitgeelongbellarine.com.au for more information.
We’ll keep you updated as planning progresses. As usual, we will be providing outings both before and after the event itself.