• Yellow-billed Spoonbill

    Yellow-billed Spoonbill.   Photographer: Peter Bennet

  • Red-kneed Dotterel

    Red-kneed Dotterel.   Photographer: Barbara Oehring

  • Australian Pied Oystercatcher

    Australian Pied Oystercatcher.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Tawny Grassbird

    Tawny Grassbird.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

    Sharp-tailed Sandpiper.   Photographer: Andrew Browne

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Australasian Gannet (Image ID 27926)
Australasian Gannet
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 18
Australasian Gannet (Image ID 27925)
Australasian Gannet
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 9
Australasian Gannet (Image ID 27924)
Australasian Gannet
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 9
Australasian Gannet (Image ID 27923)
Australasian Gannet
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 10
Straw-necked Ibis (Image ID 27922)
Straw-necked Ibis
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 6
Straw-necked Ibis (Image ID 27920)
Straw-necked Ibis
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 5
Straw-necked Ibis (Image ID 27919)
Straw-necked Ibis
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 9
Straw-necked Ibis (Image ID 27918)
Straw-necked Ibis
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 5
Spotted Pardalote (Image ID 27910)
Spotted Pardalote
Gem Faulkner
Viewed: 14
Grey Fantail (Image ID 27909)
Grey Fantail
Gem Faulkner
Viewed: 10
Red-necked Phalarope (Image ID 27905)
Red-necked Phalarope
Andrew Crouch
Viewed: 7
Southern Whiteface (Image ID 27900)
Southern Whiteface
Michael Schmid
Viewed: 4
Restless Flycatcher (Image ID 27764)
Restless Flycatcher
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 41

BirdLife Photography is delighted to announce the winner of the 2017 Tom Oliver Award  ...

Georgina Steytler

Our 2015 TOA winner, Brian O'Leary, presented the 2017 award to Georgina during our "Digital Photography in the Bush" event in Geelong.

Tom Oliver Award Winners, Georgina Steytler (2017) and Brian O'Leary (2015)

 

Georgina's winning entry, an e-book "The Art of Bird Photography", is available here.

 

Our Annual General meeting will be held on Sunday 12th March, during our Digital Photography in the Bush event at Geelong.  The President's Report for 2016 and Treasurer's Report for 2016 will be presented at this meeting.  These reports are now available for our members, via the links in this article or from the Resouces - Libraries & Documents section, in the Member Information folder.  These reports are only available to members, so you must be logged in for the links in this article to work.

We have added two new galleries to which our members may submit images.  These are "Creative Images" and "Science and Conservation".

Creative Images

The idea for this gallery was canvassed by a poll in our Forum last year, and was overwhelming accepted by those who chose to give their opinion.  It has taken a while to come into operation, but it's now available - and there's already one image there.  What's a "creative image"?  Well, basically, anything that you want - it may be created in-camera, by tweaking your setting when you capture the image, or by accidentally getting it "wrong" but producing a pleasing result; it can be a close-up section of a conventional image; it can be something created by post-processing one or more images using any technique you care to apply.  Anything goes!  The only real "rules" are, as always, ethical photography, and no nesting birds or nests with eggs and/or chicks.  There are several examples in the posts in the relevant forum thread.

Science and Conservation

This gallery is for images of birds, or bird-related activities, which can be broadly categorised as being of scientific or conservation interest.  Before you submit any image(s) to this gallery, please contact us to check that what you are proposing is acceptable: email us - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - telling us what you would like to submit; you don't need to include the image(s) themselves, just a description of what they're about, and we'll let you know if that's OK.  When you do submit an image, please include all relevant information in the Comments field.  Images submitted to this gallery may only be viewed by BirdLife Photography members.

 

We have updated the taxonomy which we use to identify the Australian birds on our website, from the BirdLife Working List of Australian Birds (BWL) Version 1.1, to BWL Version 2.  Please see the Resources-Taxonomic Changes page for details of the changes.  During this update, species names for existing images have been automatically updated where possible - in practice, this means for almost all images.  There are some images where the species are now identified as a "complex"; these are the species listed in the Splits table on the Taxonomic Changes page.  You may amend the identification of any such images via the Photo Gallery-My Photos page; over time, the site moderators will also amend these identifications where possible from the image and location data.

Recent Picks

Dusky Honeyeater (Image ID 27896)
Dusky Honeyeater
Lindsay Hansch
Viewed: 18
Straw-necked Ibis (Image ID 27919)
Straw-necked Ibis
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 9
Australasian Gannet (Image ID 27926)
Australasian Gannet
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 18
Double-barred Finch, Gouldian Finch, Star Finch (Image ID 27936)
Double-barred Finch, Gouldian Finch, Star Finch
Bill Harding
Viewed: 32
Gouldian Finch, Star Finch (Image ID 27937)
Gouldian Finch, Star Finch
Bill Harding
Viewed: 24
Australian Hobby (Image ID 27927)
Australian Hobby
Andrew Crouch
Viewed: 34
Red-necked Avocet (Image ID 27930)
Red-necked Avocet
Mark Horvath
Viewed: 25
Australian Wood Duck (Image ID 27901)
Australian Wood Duck
William Betts
Viewed: 52
Plumed Whistling-Duck (Image ID 27891)
Plumed Whistling-Duck
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 33
White-faced Heron (Image ID 27886)
White-faced Heron
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 40

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