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  • Swamp Harrier

    Swamp Harrier.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Blue-faced Honeyeater

    Blue-faced Honeyeater.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Pied Cormorant

    Pied Cormorant.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Pacific Black Duck

    Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Black-winged Stilt

    Black-winged Stilt.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

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Latest Images

Noisy Friarbird (Image ID 26729)
Noisy Friarbird
Marlene Lyell
Viewed: 14
Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (Image ID 26725)
Tawny-crowned Honeyeater
Marlene Lyell
Viewed: 14
Australasian Pipit (Image ID 26638)
Australasian Pipit
Jennifer Carr
Viewed: 15

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.

 

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.

 

Recent Picks

Whistling Kite (Image ID 26732)
Whistling Kite
Jennifer Carr
Viewed: 2
Noisy Friarbird (Image ID 26729)
Noisy Friarbird
Marlene Lyell
Viewed: 14
White-breasted Robin (Image ID 26708)
White-breasted Robin
William Betts
Viewed: 15
Straw-necked Ibis (Image ID 26712)
Straw-necked Ibis
Adam Higgins
Viewed: 16
Red-rumped Parrot (Image ID 26654)
Red-rumped Parrot
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 37
Little Egret (Image ID 26644)
Little Egret
William Betts
Viewed: 27
Palm Cockatoo (Image ID 26631)
Palm Cockatoo
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 47
Australasian Bittern (Image ID 26572)
Australasian Bittern
Anthea Fleming
Viewed: 63
Green Rosella (Image ID 26550)
Green Rosella
David Seymour
Viewed: 53
Western Thornbill (Image ID 26507)
Western Thornbill
William Betts
Viewed: 42

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