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  • Australian Hobby

    Australian Hobby.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Little Black Cormorant

    Little Black Cormorant.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • White-fronted Honeyeater

    White-fronted Honeyeater.   Photographer: Murray Chambers

  • Yellow White-eye

    Yellow White-eye.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Gouldian Finch

    Gouldian Finch.   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

Antarctic Petrel (Image ID 29963)
Antarctic Petrel
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 9
Great-billed Heron (Image ID 29951)
Great-billed Heron
Murray Chambers
Viewed: 35
Grey-tailed Tattler (Image ID 29943)
Grey-tailed Tattler
Gary Dunnett
Viewed: 16
Campbell Albatross (Image ID 29932)
Campbell Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 22
Buller's Albatross (Image ID 29931)
Buller's Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 36
White-bellied Storm-Petrel (Image ID 29910)
White-bellied Storm-Petrel
Doug Castle
Viewed: 25
White Tern (Image ID 29920)
White Tern
Annette Sibson
Viewed: 56
Whistling Kite (Image ID 29904)
Whistling Kite
Bill Harding
Viewed: 32
Red-backed Fairy-wren (Image ID 29911)
Red-backed Fairy-wren
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 53
Mulga Parrot (Image ID 29907)
Mulga Parrot
Bill Harding
Viewed: 37


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