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Australian Bird Photographer of the Year


Do your photos have what it takes to win you the title of

Australian Bird Photographer of the Year?

Entries open on 18th June.

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Latest Images

Nankeen Kestrel (Image ID 31123)
Nankeen Kestrel
Jennifer Carr
Viewed: 20
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Image ID 31122)
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater
Jennifer Carr
Viewed: 10
Australasian Grebe (Image ID 31121)
Australasian Grebe
Blake Samuels
Viewed: 10
Little Pied Cormorant (Image ID 31120)
Little Pied Cormorant
Blake Samuels
Viewed: 8
Grey Fantail (Image ID 31119)
Grey Fantail
Blake Samuels
Viewed: 9
Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Image ID 31118)
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Blake Samuels
Viewed: 8
Australian Hobby (Image ID 31117)
Australian Hobby
Graeme Lembcke
Viewed: 17
Spotted Harrier (Image ID 31116)
Spotted Harrier
Graeme Lembcke
Viewed: 31

Member voting for the Being Blue competition, which closed for entries on 23rd April and for voting on 14th May, has been analysed and the results for the top 5 images (or more in the case of a tie) 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 – Being Blue

This category attracted 51 entries, from 17 photographers. 46 members voted, with the following result:

Intermediate Level – Being Blue

This category attracted 94 entries, from 33 photographers. 49 members voted, with the following result:

Entry Level – Being Blue

This category attracted 44 entries, from 15 photographers. 47 members voted, with the following result:

Congratulations to all these photographers for their quality images.

The next competition will be “Small is Splendid”.  Your entries should feature a bird, or birds, with a maximum size (as noted in field guides) of 20cm.  This competition was originally planned to open for entries in May, and for voting in June.  However, both our Photo Competition coordinators will be away at the end of the submission period, so we have decided to postpone this competition until they return.  The revised dates for this competition, and those following in this year, are shown on the 2018 Competition Themes page.  The gap in our competition program will be filled by the Australian Bird Photographer of the Year competition.


Recent Picks

Blue Rock-Thrush (Image ID 31113)
Blue Rock-Thrush
William Betts
Viewed: 27
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (Image ID 31109)
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 28
Striated Fieldwren (Image ID 31106)
Striated Fieldwren
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 24
Australasian Bittern (Image ID 31063)
Australasian Bittern
Graeme Lembcke
Viewed: 55
Western Wattlebird (Image ID 31035)
Western Wattlebird
William Betts
Viewed: 54
Whistling Kite (Image ID 31029)
Whistling Kite
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 81
White-browed Scrubwren (Image ID 30996)
White-browed Scrubwren
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 63
Orange-bellied Parrot (Image ID 30993)
Orange-bellied Parrot
Con Duyvestyn
Viewed: 69
Eastern Curlew (Image ID 30990)
Eastern Curlew
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 65
Orange-bellied Parrot (Image ID 30985)
Orange-bellied Parrot
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 69


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