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  • Forty-spotted Pardalote

    Forty-spotted Pardalote.   Photographer: Andrew Browne

  • Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

    Sharp-tailed Sandpiper.   Photographer: Andrew Browne

  • Black-winged Stilt

    Black-winged Stilt.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Eastern Curlew

    Eastern Curlew.   Photographer: Mark Horvath

  • Eastern Rosella

    Eastern Rosella.   Photographer: Con Boekel

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Coming Soon: Digital Photography In The Bush 2017

March 10th-12th, at Geelong, Victoria

Our DPITB program is now finalised, and registration is now open.
See the DPITB section of this website for all details.

This Search facility will search all website content, uploaded documents, and images. The search options button on the All Photos page (on the Photo Gallery drop-down menu), and on individual gallery pages, provides more options for searching images only.

Latest Images

Australasian Darter
Australasian Darter
Douglas Coughran
Viewed: 7
Australasian Darter
Australasian Darter
Douglas Coughran
Viewed: 8
Freckled Duck
Freckled Duck
Douglas Coughran
Viewed: 9
Nankeen Night-Heron
Nankeen Night-Heron
Douglas Coughran
Viewed: 7
Fan-tailed Cuckoo, Superb Fairy-wren
Fan-tailed Cuckoo, Superb Fairy-wren
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 19
Crimson Rosella
Crimson Rosella
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 14
Western Gerygone
Western Gerygone
David Newell
Viewed: 9

We have updated the taxonomy which we use to identify the Australian birds on our website, from the BirdLife Working List of Australian Birds (BWL) Version 1.1, to BWL Version 2.  Please see the Resources-Taxonomic Changes page for details of the changes.  During this update, species names for existing images have been automatically updated where possible - in practice, this means for almost all images.  There are some images where the species are now identified as a "complex"; these are the species listed in the Splits table on the Taxonomic Changes page.  You may amend the identification of any such images via the Photo Gallery-My Photos page; over time, the site moderators will also amend these identifications where possible from the image and location data.

The Mystery Reviewer’s choices from the Intermediate and Entry levels of the 'Best of 2016' competition are now available.

Intermediate Level – Best of 2016

Here are the top 6 images chosen by the Mystery Reviewer for the Intermediate Level:

The full Mystery Reviewer's report for the Intermediate Level competition is available here.

Entry Level – Best of 2016

Here are the top 6 images chosen by the Mystery Reviewer 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.

We are calling for Western Treatment Plant permit-holders to volunteer to host outings as part of our Digital Photography in the Bush event in March 2017.

We are seeking local permit-holders to host half- and full-day visits on Friday 10th March and Monday 13th March.

Half-day: 8.00 AM – 12.30 PM, and 1.00 PM – 5.30 PM

Full-day 8.30 AM – 5.00 PM

See this page for further information, including a link to register as a volunteer.

 

Happy New Year!

Our December Newsletter is now available for our members.

We've been experiencing some difficulties with our mailing system since changing our website hosting provider recently, and I suspect that the mail-out advising of this newsletter may not have reached all our members; it may also have been sent to some members twice - apologies for that!  I'll repeat the information it contained here:

The December 2016 Newsletter is now available for download from the Resources - Libraries & Documents page.  The complete newsletter, and all articles as individual files, are available.

On the Libraries and Documents page (from the link above), click on the folder name 'Newsletters', then click on the folder name '2016', and finally click on the folder name '12'.  Note that you need to click on the text; clicking on the folder icon will not work (although we would really like it to!).  You must be logged in to the website to access this newsletter and/or its articles. If you are not logged in, you will only see newsletters which are more than two years old.  There is a log-in module on the Libraries and Documents page.

Enjoy this newsletter,

Rob Parker
Editor, BirdLife Photography Newsletter

 

Member voting for the Best of 2016 competition, which closed for entries on 28th November and for voting on 27th December, 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 – Best of 2016

This category attracted 52 entries, from 15 photographers. 25 members voted, with the following result:

Intermediate Level – Best of 2016

This category attracted 95 entries, from 29 photographers. 28 members voted, with the following result:

Entry Level – Best of 2016

This category attracted 38 entries, from 13 photographers. 22 members voted, with the following result:

Congratulations to all these photographers for their quality bird images.

The Mystery Reviewer’s choices from the Intermediate and Entry levels of the 'Birds In Flight' competition are now available.

Intermediate Level – Birds In Flight

Here are the top 5 images chosen by the Mystery Reviewer for the Intermediate Level:

The full Mystery Reviewer's report for the Intermediate Level competition is available here.

Entry Level – Birds In Flight

Here are the top 5 images chosen by the Mystery Reviewer 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.

Recent Picks

Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 23725)
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 31
Little Wattlebird (Image ID 23708)
Little Wattlebird
Richard Smart
Viewed: 30
Tawny Frogmouth (Image ID 23704)
Tawny Frogmouth
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 30
Red-winged Fairy-wren (Image ID 23673)
Red-winged Fairy-wren
David Newell
Viewed: 36
Collared Sparrowhawk (Image ID 23659)
Collared Sparrowhawk
Con Boekel
Viewed: 73
Lesser Noddy (Image ID 22669)
Lesser Noddy
Dave Torr
Viewed: 157
Graceful Honeyeater (Image ID 23651)
Graceful Honeyeater
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 91
Eastern Curlew (Image ID 23631)
Eastern Curlew
William Betts
Viewed: 58
Yellow-spotted Honeyeater (Image ID 23632)
Yellow-spotted Honeyeater
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 72
Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Image ID 23593)
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Con Boekel
Viewed: 56

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The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.