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    Yellow-throated Miner.   Photographer: Gunther Frensch

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    Little Black Cormorant.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

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    Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater.   Photographer: Doug Castle

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    Double-banded Plover, Sanderling.   Photographer: David Newell

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    Spotted Harrier.   Photographer: Georgina Steytler

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Latest Images

Brahminy Kite (Image ID 27538)
Brahminy Kite
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 16
Bush Stone-curlew (Image ID 27537)
Bush Stone-curlew
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 11
Australian Magpie, Australian Pelican (Image ID 27530)
Australian Magpie, Australian Pelican
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 19
Australian Magpie (Image ID 27529)
Australian Magpie
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 19
Red-backed Fairy-wren (Image ID 27527)
Red-backed Fairy-wren
Lindsay Hansch
Viewed: 8
Little Shrike-thrush (Image ID 27526)
Little Shrike-thrush
Lindsay Hansch
Viewed: 14
White-browed Robin (Image ID 27525)
White-browed Robin
Lindsay Hansch
Viewed: 8
Olive-backed Sunbird (Image ID 27524)
Olive-backed Sunbird
Lindsay Hansch
Viewed: 10

It's been a while in the making, but the Mystery Reviewer’s choices for the Intermediate level of our first competition this year, 'Ducks & Pygmy-Geese', are now available.

Here are the top 6 images chosen by the Mystery Reviewer for the Intermediate Level:

The full Mystery Reviewer's report for the Intermediate Level competition is available here.

Member voting for the Preening competition, which closed for entries on 12th June and for voting on 3rd July, has been analysed and the results for the top 5 images (or more, in the case of tied scores) in each category are listed here.  In line with many other bird/wildlife photo competitions, we present the results in the following manner: the Winner is the image which received the most votes; and we also show the next four highest placed images, rating them as Highly Commended if they received at least 90% of the votes for the winning image, and Commended for scores less than that.

Advanced Level – Preening

This category attracted 53 entries, from 18 photographers. 41 members voted, with the following result:

Intermediate Level – Preening

This category attracted 85 entries, from 29 photographers. 38 members voted, with the following result:

Entry Level – Preening

This category attracted 32 entries, from 12 photographers. 41 members voted, with the following result:

Congratulations to all these photographers for their quality images.

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!

 

Recent Picks

Little Shrike-thrush (Image ID 27526)
Little Shrike-thrush
Lindsay Hansch
Viewed: 14
Eastern Spinebill (Image ID 27497)
Eastern Spinebill
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 25
Red-backed Kingfisher (Image ID 27440)
Red-backed Kingfisher
Michael Schmid
Viewed: 35
Flame Robin (Image ID 27410)
Flame Robin
Chris Dubar
Viewed: 25
Musk Duck (Image ID 27380)
Musk Duck
William Betts
Viewed: 33
Speckled Warbler (Image ID 27372)
Speckled Warbler
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 35
Hooded Robin (Image ID 27323)
Hooded Robin
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 36
Australian Reed-Warbler (Image ID 27307)
Australian Reed-Warbler
William Betts
Viewed: 43
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (Image ID 27288)
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 37
Grey Petrel (Image ID 27285)
Grey Petrel
Jennifer Spry
Viewed: 31

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