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    Chestnut Teal, Great Egret, Grey Teal, Pied Stilt, Royal Spoonbill.   Photographer: Stephen Garth

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    Budgerigar.   Photographer: Bill Harding

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    Galah.   Photographer: Pennie Marks

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    Golden-headed Cisticola.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

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    Shining Bronze-Cuckoo.   Photographer: Chris Dubar

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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.

This Search facility will search all website content, uploaded documents, and images.  Some content on this site is restricted to BLP members; visitors may not be able to access all the items found.  The search options button on the All Photos page (on the Photo Gallery drop-down menu), and on individual gallery pages, provides more options for searching images only.

Latest Images

Red-browed Finch (Image ID 30911)
Red-browed Finch
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 15
Little Egret (Image ID 30910)
Little Egret
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 16
Hardhead (Image ID 30909)
Hardhead
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 17
Kermadec Petrel (Image ID 30907)
Kermadec Petrel
Jack Shick
Viewed: 5

The Committee Report in our June Newsletter announced an increase in the annual subscription for BirdLife Photography membership.  This new subscription structure will be staged over a two-year period, $15 pa in 2017 and increasing to $20 later in 2018.

The new subscription of $15 pa for BirdLife Photography will apply from the commencement of this renewal quarter (Quarter 3, 2017).

This will coincide with a range of other changes to BirdLife memberships being introduced by BirdLife Australia at that time.  As part of those changes, membership of BirdLife Photography will no longer be restricted to members of BirdLife Australia or their affiliated groups.

Please assist us with these changes by ensuring that the new subscription amount is forwarded to Supporter Services at BirdLife Australia if you are renewing your membership manually; if you renew on-line, the new amount will be updated and charged from early August.

Graham Cam
President BirdLife Photography

We have added a new gallery, Critique Gallery, to the site, to allow members to submit images that they would like to receive critical comment about.  Images submitted to this gallery will have a Comments section below the image information, where any member can submit comments about the image.  The comments are "threaded" - if you reply to a comment, the reply will appear under that comment, not as a separate new comment about the image.

We have developed some intial guidelines regarding the operation of this gallery, and we may revise these (and the manner in which the gallery operates) as we see how this gallery operates.  At present, we suggest:

  • When you submit an image to this gallery, you should include the reason why you would like feedback, and/or the problem(s) that you are experiencing, in the Comments field on the Submit Photo page.  If you are seeking advice on post-processing, please include the software that you are using for this.
  • Images submitted to this gallery will be published by a moderator before appearing, but the moderator will not reject an image for poor quality (as occasionally happens with images submitted to the New Images gallery).
  • Images published in the Critique Gallery will appear in the Latest Images column on the Home page on the day after publication.
  • Images submitted to this gallery will be counted against the daily submission limit of four images.  We also ask members to limit the number of images they submit to this gallery to not more than one per week.
  • Images submitted to this gallery will be removed from the site after a period of three months.  Before that time, the photographer may move the image to the New Images gallery, but if they do so the image will be re-assessed for acceptability by a moderator.  Comments on an image which is moved to the New Images gallery will no longer be visible.
  • Members offering critique comments should ensure that those comments will be of use to the photographer.  The commenting facility in the Critique Gallery is not intended for general comments such as "Great shot" or "Could be better".  Comments should at least address the issue(s) noted by the photographer in the image comments field; they may also address additional issues.
  • A photographer who has received feedback on an image in the Critique Gallery may submit a revised version of the image to the site, in either the Critique Gallery or the New Images gallery.  Previously critiqued images will not be accepted to any of our competition galleries.

There is a test image in the Critique Gallery, so that you can see how the commenting system works.  Please remember that you must be logged in to the website to submit comments on any image in the Critique Gallery.

 

We have another gallery where our members can post images.  The Landscapes/Habitats gallery is where you can post images of places, such as long range/wide angle landscape photos, or patches of habitat, such as medium range views of typical scrub, forest, wetlands, etc.  Places must be within Australia or its external territories/dependencies.

BirdLife Australia is hoping that this will become a useful resource for their Key Biodiversity Areas project, which Paul Sullivan, CEO BirdLife Australia, and Fiona Blandford, Network Development Coordinator, spoke about to those of us who were forunate enough to attend our recent Digital Photography in the Bush event at Geelong.

The BirdLife Photography Annual Award for 2016 - our most prestigous award - was presented to Ian Wilson at our recent Digital Photography in the Bush event at Geelong.  This award is made to the member who excels against the following criteria:

  • at least 24 high quality images submitted to the image galleries through the website during the calendar year,
  • participates in at least 50% of the Current Competitions organised during the calendar year,
  • actively contributes to at least one of a range of BirdLife Photography activities, events, project or resources that benefit our members.

 In addition to this award, Ian also won the Gold medal for the Photo Competitions - Advanced Level category.

Ian Wilson Award

Ian Wilson receives the BirdLife Photography Annual Award, 2016

 

 

The winners of our various awards for our Photo Competitions 2016 were announced at DPITB Geelong recently.

Best Photograph of the Year - DSLR Camera

Great Egret by Georgina Steytler taken 2016 03 15

Great Egret - Georgina Steytler

 

Best Photograph of the Year - Non-DSLR Camera

Welcome Swallow by Rodger Scott taken 2016 06 14

Welcome Swallow - Rodger Scott

 

Photo Competitions - Advanced Level

Gold Medal - Ian Wilson

Silver Medal - Tim Van Leeuwen

Bronze Medal - Harry Charalambous

Photo Competitions - Intermediate Level

Gold Medal - Wilson Lennard

Silver Medal - Michael Schmid

Bronze Medal - Gunther Frensch

Photo Competitions - Entry Level

Gold Medal - Jonathan Pridham

Silver Medal - Bill Carroll

Bronze Medal - William Woodhouse

Most Improved Photographer of the Year

Deanne Gaskell

Cherilyn Corker

Congratulations to all these winners!

 

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.

 

Recent Picks

Hardhead (Image ID 30909)
Hardhead
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 17
Black Swan (Image ID 30901)
Black Swan
Georgina Steytler
Viewed: 39
White-cheeked Honeyeater (Image ID 30892)
White-cheeked Honeyeater
Jennifer Carr
Viewed: 48
Gouldian Finch (Image ID 30881)
Gouldian Finch
Bill Harding
Viewed: 29
Scarlet Robin (Image ID 30879)
Scarlet Robin
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 43
Australasian Darter (Image ID 30862)
Australasian Darter
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 42
Pink-eared Duck (Image ID 30844)
Pink-eared Duck
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 80
Buff-banded Rail (Image ID 30837)
Buff-banded Rail
William Betts
Viewed: 61
Swamp Harrier (Image ID 30817)
Swamp Harrier
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 76
Black-shouldered Kite (Image ID 30812)
Black-shouldered Kite
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 73

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The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.