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  • Australasian Shoveler

    Australasian Shoveler.   Photographer: Doug Castle

  • Glossy Ibis

    Glossy Ibis.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Australian Pelican

    Australian Pelican.   Photographer: Mal Carnegie

  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

    Sulphur-crested Cockatoo.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Grey-tailed Tattler

    Grey-tailed Tattler.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

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

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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