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A Special Interest Group of BirdLife Australia

  • Red-capped Plover

    Red-capped Plover.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Plumed Whistling-Duck

    Plumed Whistling-Duck.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Jacky Winter

    Jacky Winter.   Photographer: Paul Jensen

  • Gouldian Finch

    Gouldian Finch.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Grey Fantail

    Grey Fantail.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

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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

Horsfield's Bushlark (Image ID 30317)
Horsfield's Bushlark
Gunther Frensch
Viewed: 7
Wedge-tailed Eagle (Image ID 30315)
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Anna Browne
Viewed: 19
Turquoise Parrot (Image ID 30314)
Turquoise Parrot
John Eley
Viewed: 10
Grey-crowned Babbler (Image ID 30313)
Grey-crowned Babbler
John Eley
Viewed: 7
Grey-crowned Babbler (Image ID 30312)
Grey-crowned Babbler
John Eley
Viewed: 7
Diamond Firetail (Image ID 30311)
Diamond Firetail
John Eley
Viewed: 20
Eastern Yellow Robin (Image ID 30306)
Eastern Yellow Robin
Anna Browne
Viewed: 13
Satin Bowerbird (Image ID 30232)
Satin Bowerbird
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 6

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

Salvin's Albatross (Image ID 30296)
Salvin's Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 13
Snares Penguin (Image ID 30292)
Snares Penguin
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 17
White-faced Heron (Image ID 30217)
White-faced Heron
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 30
Great Knot (Image ID 30216)
Great Knot
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 21
Golden Whistler (Image ID 30215)
Golden Whistler
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 41
Buller's Albatross (Image ID 30202)
Buller's Albatross
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 49
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 30196)
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 40
Black Kite (Image ID 30183)
Black Kite
Joan Mitchell
Viewed: 67
White-chinned Petrel (Image ID 30184)
White-chinned Petrel
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 39
South Polar Skua (Image ID 30178)
South Polar Skua
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 55

CONTACT US

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