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  • Black-eared Cuckoo

    Black-eared Cuckoo.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Chestnut-rumped Thornbill

    Chestnut-rumped Thornbill.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Pink-eared Duck

    Pink-eared Duck.   Photographer: Paul Jensen

  • Yellow-billed Spoonbill

    Yellow-billed Spoonbill.   Photographer: Peter Bennet

  • Blue-winged Kookaburra

    Blue-winged Kookaburra.   Photographer: Bill Harding

Jen CarrI live in Ocean Grove, Victoria, which is on the Bellarine Peninsula, around 100 kms from Melbourne.  The Bellarine is a great place for bird watching, as there are farming, ocean, lake, and a few bush habitats to explore.  I have two daughters, and when my youngest daughter was four my husband died of cancer.  I work as a midwife at Geelong Hospital, which is a busy and responsible job.  A few years ago I brought a camera, enrolled in a photography course and started photographing the birds I spotted around the local area.  I became hooked on taking photos, and I found it to be a relaxing outlet for the stresses of work and bringing up my girls on my own.  I became so passionate about birds that I started writing a fortnightly column for the local paper - the ‘Ocean Grove Voice’ - and I really tried to improve my photography so that my images looked semi-professional in the paper.  I have also had a few photography exhibitions, and have had my photos published in several local guides, including ‘The History of the Ocean Grove Nature Reserve’ and ‘Discover the Real Ocean Grove’.  I have found that BLP is a very supportive community and does help with improving both post processing and photography techniques.

Recent Picks

Southern Scrub-robin (Image ID 32644)
Southern Scrub-robin
William Betts
Viewed: 4
Pectoral Sandpiper (Image ID 32643)
Pectoral Sandpiper
Catherine Noone
Viewed: 8
Bar-tailed Godwit (Image ID 32627)
Bar-tailed Godwit
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 24
Tawny Frogmouth (Image ID 32604)
Tawny Frogmouth
Keith Fisher
Viewed: 25
Mangrove Robin (Image ID 32603)
Mangrove Robin
Chris Dubar
Viewed: 26
Glossy Ibis (Image ID 32519)
Glossy Ibis
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 32
Australasian Gannet (Image ID 32507)
Australasian Gannet
David Newell
Viewed: 23
Swamp Harrier (Image ID 32481)
Swamp Harrier
Athena Georgiou
Viewed: 74
Bush Stone-curlew (Image ID 32474)
Bush Stone-curlew
Bill Harding
Viewed: 39
Yellow-throated Miner (Image ID 32478)
Yellow-throated Miner
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 45

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