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  • Striated Heron

    Striated Heron.   Photographer: Rob Parker

  • Wedge-tailed Shearwater

    Wedge-tailed Shearwater.   Photographer: Rob Parker

  • Red-necked Stint

    Red-necked Stint.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Pacific Black Duck

    Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Black-winged Stilt, Pacific Black Duck

    Black-winged Stilt, Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

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Latest Images

Spotted Pardalote, Striated Pardalote (Image ID 25820)
Spotted Pardalote, Striated Pardalote
Rodger Scott
Viewed: 25
White-browed Babbler (Image ID 25810)
White-browed Babbler
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 22
Australian Magpie, Whistling Kite (Image ID 25809)
Australian Magpie, Whistling Kite
Doug Castle
Viewed: 20
Spotted Pardalote (Image ID 25807)
Spotted Pardalote
Doug Castle
Viewed: 25
Whistling Kite (Image ID 25802)
Whistling Kite
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 29
Whistling Kite (Image ID 25801)
Whistling Kite
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 26
Black-tailed Native-hen (Image ID 25800)
Black-tailed Native-hen
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 23
Southern Emu-wren (Image ID 25798)
Southern Emu-wren
John Eley
Viewed: 24
Rufous Bristlebird (Image ID 25797)
Rufous Bristlebird
John Eley
Viewed: 16
Powerful Owl (Image ID 25796)
Powerful Owl
John Eley
Viewed: 20
Crimson Rosella (Image ID 25795)
Crimson Rosella
John Eley
Viewed: 18
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 25794)
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo
William Betts
Viewed: 11
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 25793)
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo
William Betts
Viewed: 11
Double-banded Plover (Image ID 25792)
Double-banded Plover
Marlene Lyell
Viewed: 7
Double-banded Plover (Image ID 25791)
Double-banded Plover
Marlene Lyell
Viewed: 11
Tawny Frogmouth (Image ID 25790)
Tawny Frogmouth
Gunther Frensch
Viewed: 9
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Image ID 25789)
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Lou Scampoli
Viewed: 10
Black-throated Finch (Image ID 25787)
Black-throated Finch
Michael Seyfort
Viewed: 11
Black-throated Finch (Image ID 25786)
Black-throated Finch
Michael Seyfort
Viewed: 13
Pink-eared Duck (Image ID 25785)
Pink-eared Duck
Michael Seyfort
Viewed: 12
Pink-eared Duck (Image ID 25784)
Pink-eared Duck
Michael Seyfort
Viewed: 18
Yellow Thornbill (Image ID 25751)
Yellow Thornbill
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 13

The theme for our current photo competition is Preening.  Images submitted to this competition must show one or more birds preening.

This competition is open to members for submission of entries until Monday 12th June 2017.  Images for this competition must have been taken within the last 2 years.  Images submitted to previous competitions, or to the New Images gallery, may be submitted to this competition; if you choose to do this, you must resubmit the image to the competition gallery; images moved from another existing gallery will not be accepted.  See the Photo Gallery - Competitions section for full details of our competitions, and quick access to the current competition galleries.

Member voting for the Black & White Birds competition, which closed for entries on 17th April and for voting on 8th May, has been analysed and the results for the top 5 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 – Black & White Birds

This category attracted 58 entries, from 18 photographers. 40 members voted, with the following result:

Intermediate Level – Black & White Birds

This category attracted 106 entries, from 40 photographers. 37 members voted, with the following result:

Entry Level – Black & White Birds

This category attracted 38 entries, from 15 photographers. 42 members voted, with the following result:

Congratulations to all these photographers for their quality images.

We have added a new gallery, Critique Gallery, to the site, to allow members to submit images that they would like to receive critical comment about.  Images submitted to this gallery will have a Comments section below the image information, where any member can submit comments about the image.  The comments are "threaded" - if you reply to a comment, the reply will appear under that comment, not as a separate new comment about the image.

We have developed some intial guidelines regarding the operation of this gallery, and we may revise these (and the manner in which the gallery operates) as we see how this gallery operates.  At present, we suggest:

  • When you submit an image to this gallery, you should include the reason why you would like feedback, and/or the problem(s) that you are experiencing, in the Comments field on the Submit Photo page.  If you are seeking advice on post-processing, please include the software that you are using for this.
  • Images submitted to this gallery will be published by a moderator before appearing, but the moderator will not reject an image for poor quality (as occasionally happens with images submitted to the New Images gallery).
  • Images published in the Critique Gallery will appear in the Latest Images column on the Home page on the day after publication.
  • Images submitted to this gallery will be counted against the daily submission limit of four images.  We also ask members to limit the number of images they submit to this gallery to not more than one per week.
  • Images submitted to this gallery will be removed from the site after a period of three months.  Before that time, the photographer may move the image to the New Images gallery, but if they do so the image will be re-assessed for acceptability by a moderator.  Comments on an image which is moved to the New Images gallery will no longer be visible.
  • Members offering critique comments should ensure that those comments will be of use to the photographer.  The commenting facility in the Critique Gallery is not intended for general comments such as "Great shot" or "Could be better".  Comments should at least address the issue(s) noted by the photographer in the image comments field; they may also address additional issues.
  • A photographer who has received feedback on an image in the Critique Gallery may submit a revised version of the image to the site, in either the Critique Gallery or the New Images gallery.  Previously critiqued images will not be accepted to any of our competition galleries.

There is a test image in the Critique Gallery, so that you can see how the commenting system works.  Please remember that you must be logged in to the website to submit comments on any image in the Critique Gallery.

 

We have another gallery where our members can post images.  The Landscapes/Habitats gallery is where you can post images of places, such as long range/wide angle landscape photos, or patches of habitat, such as medium range views of typical scrub, forest, wetlands, etc.  Places must be within Australia or its external territories/dependencies.

BirdLife Australia is hoping that this will become a useful resource for their Key Biodiversity Areas project, which Paul Sullivan, CEO BirdLife Australia, and Fiona Blandford, Network Development Coordinator, spoke about to those of us who were forunate enough to attend our recent Digital Photography in the Bush event at Geelong.

The BirdLife Photography Annual Award for 2016 - our most prestigous award - was presented to Ian Wilson at our recent Digital Photography in the Bush event at Geelong.  This award is made to the member who excels against the following criteria:

  • at least 24 high quality images submitted to the image galleries through the website during the calendar year,
  • participates in at least 50% of the Current Competitions organised during the calendar year,
  • actively contributes to at least one of a range of BirdLife Photography activities, events, project or resources that benefit our members.

 In addition to this award, Ian also won the Gold medal for the Photo Competitions - Advanced Level category.

Ian Wilson Award

Ian Wilson receives the BirdLife Photography Annual Award, 2016

 

 

The winners of our various awards for our Photo Competitions 2016 were announced at DPITB Geelong recently.

Best Photograph of the Year - DSLR Camera

Great Egret by Georgina Steytler taken 2016 03 15

Great Egret - Georgina Steytler

 

Best Photograph of the Year - Non-DSLR Camera

Welcome Swallow by Rodger Scott taken 2016 06 14

Welcome Swallow - Rodger Scott

 

Photo Competitions - Advanced Level

Gold Medal - Ian Wilson

Silver Medal - Tim Van Leeuwen

Bronze Medal - Harry Charalambous

Photo Competitions - Intermediate Level

Gold Medal - Wilson Lennard

Silver Medal - Michael Schmid

Bronze Medal - Gunther Frensch

Photo Competitions - Entry Level

Gold Medal - Jonathan Pridham

Silver Medal - Bill Carroll

Bronze Medal - William Woodhouse

Most Improved Photographer of the Year

Deanne Gaskell

Cherilyn Corker

Congratulations to all these winners!

 

Recent Picks

Tasmanian Thornbill (Image ID 25823)
Tasmanian Thornbill
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 15
Whistling Kite (Image ID 25802)
Whistling Kite
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 29
Scarlet Robin (Image ID 25768)
Scarlet Robin
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 57
Speckled Warbler (Image ID 25766)
Speckled Warbler
John Bosworth
Viewed: 56
White-naped Honeyeater (Image ID 25764)
White-naped Honeyeater
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 51
White-winged Black Tern (Image ID 25761)
White-winged Black Tern
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 43
Black-browed Albatross, Grey-headed Albatross, Hybrid (Image ID 25679)
Black-browed Albatross, Grey-headed Albatross, Hybrid
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 56
Black-browed Albatross, Grey-headed Albatross, Hybrid (Image ID 25676)
Black-browed Albatross, Grey-headed Albatross, Hybrid
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 55
Scarlet Robin (Image ID 25738)
Scarlet Robin
Gunther Frensch
Viewed: 45
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Image ID 25696)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
John Barkla
Viewed: 43

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