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  • Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

    Sharp-tailed Sandpiper.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • White-winged Chough

    White-winged Chough.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Australian Shelduck

    Australian Shelduck.   Photographer: Rob Parker

  • Australian Shelduck

    Australian Shelduck.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Common Bronzewing

    Common Bronzewing.   Photographer: Gunther Frensch

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Latest Images

Noisy Friarbird (Image ID 26729)
Noisy Friarbird
Marlene Lyell
Viewed: 14
Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (Image ID 26725)
Tawny-crowned Honeyeater
Marlene Lyell
Viewed: 14
Australasian Pipit (Image ID 26638)
Australasian Pipit
Jennifer Carr
Viewed: 15

The Committee Report in our June Newsletter announced an increase in the annual subscription for BirdLife Photography membership.  This new subscription structure will be staged over a two-year period, $15 pa in 2017 and increasing to $20 later in 2018.

The new subscription of $15 pa for BirdLife Photography will apply from the commencement of this renewal quarter (Quarter 3, 2017).

This will coincide with a range of other changes to BirdLife memberships being introduced by BirdLife Australia at that time.  As part of those changes, membership of BirdLife Photography will no longer be restricted to members of BirdLife Australia or their affiliated groups.

Please assist us with these changes by ensuring that the new subscription amount is forwarded to Supporter Services at BirdLife Australia if you are renewing your membership manually; if you renew on-line, the new amount will be updated and charged from early August.

Graham Cam
President BirdLife Photography

Our current photo competition is Capturing The Light.  Ultimately, light is what photography is all about, and for this competition, we ask you to submit images that show a bird, or birds, where the light - its colour, strength, direction, quality - contributes substantially towards the overall appearance of the subject.   If you need a little inspiration, you could have a browse through Georgina Steytler's e-book which won this year Tom Oliver Award - it's available here.

This competition is open to members for submission of entries until Monday 7th August 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.

 

The Mystery Reviewer’s choices for the Intermediate level of our second competition this year, 'Black & White Birds', are now available.

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.

It's been a while in the making, but the Mystery Reviewer’s choices for the Intermediate level of our first competition this year, 'Ducks & Pygmy-Geese', are now available.

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.

Member voting for the Preening competition, which closed for entries on 12th June and for voting on 3rd July, has been analysed and the results for the top 5 images (or more, in the case of tied scores) 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 – Preening

This category attracted 53 entries, from 18 photographers. 41 members voted, with the following result:

Intermediate Level – Preening

This category attracted 85 entries, from 29 photographers. 38 members voted, with the following result:

Entry Level – Preening

This category attracted 32 entries, from 12 photographers. 41 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.

 

Recent Picks

Whistling Kite (Image ID 26732)
Whistling Kite
Jennifer Carr
Viewed: 2
Noisy Friarbird (Image ID 26729)
Noisy Friarbird
Marlene Lyell
Viewed: 14
White-breasted Robin (Image ID 26708)
White-breasted Robin
William Betts
Viewed: 15
Straw-necked Ibis (Image ID 26712)
Straw-necked Ibis
Adam Higgins
Viewed: 16
Red-rumped Parrot (Image ID 26654)
Red-rumped Parrot
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 37
Little Egret (Image ID 26644)
Little Egret
William Betts
Viewed: 27
Palm Cockatoo (Image ID 26631)
Palm Cockatoo
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 47
Australasian Bittern (Image ID 26572)
Australasian Bittern
Anthea Fleming
Viewed: 62
Green Rosella (Image ID 26550)
Green Rosella
David Seymour
Viewed: 53
Western Thornbill (Image ID 26507)
Western Thornbill
William Betts
Viewed: 42

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