• White-breasted Woodswallow (Image ID 24463)

    White-breasted Woodswallow.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Australasian Grebe (Image ID 24459)

    Australasian Grebe.   Photographer: Doug Castle

  • Little Black Cormorant (Image ID 24272)

    Little Black Cormorant.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • White-faced Heron, White-necked Heron (Image ID 30877)

    White-faced Heron, White-necked Heron.   Photographer: Chris Dubar

  • Australian Pelican (Image ID 27180)

    Australian Pelican.   Photographer: Rob Parker

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Latest Images

Sanderling (Image ID 36867)
Sanderling
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 6
Sanderling (Image ID 36866)
Sanderling
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 5
Grey-tailed Tattler (Image ID 36865)
Grey-tailed Tattler
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 8
Sooty Oystercatcher (Image ID 36864)
Sooty Oystercatcher
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 8
Regent Bowerbird (Image ID 36861)
Regent Bowerbird
Alison Bowling
Viewed: 6
Australian Reed-Warbler (Image ID 36860)
Australian Reed-Warbler
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 4
Baillon's Crake (Image ID 36859)
Baillon's Crake
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 4

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

Con Boekel

Our 2017 TOA winner, Georgina Steytler, presented the 2019 Award Certificate to Con during our Biennial Conference in Fremantle.

Tom Oliver Award Winners, Georgina Steytler (2017) and Con Boekel (2019)

Con's winning entry, a photo essay titled "Bird Photography for What?", is available here.

 

Member voting for the Introduced Species competition, which closed for entries on 12th August and for voting on 8th September, has been analysed and the results for the top five images in each category are listed here.  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 – Introduced Species

This category attracted 38 entries, from 14 photographers. 27 members voted, with the following result:

Intermediate Level – Introduced Species

This category attracted 39 entries, from 17 photographers. 29 members voted, with the following result:

Entry Level – Introduced Species

This category attracted 18 entries, from 6 photographers. 31 members voted, with the following result:

Congratulations to all these photographers for their qulity images

The theme for our last competition for 2019 is Pairs.    Entries must show a pair of birds, male and female, of the same species.   For those species which cannot be clearly identified as male/female on the basis of plumage, we will accept images of pairs where the behaviour observed when photographed indicates that they are a male/female pair.  Please remember that all competition entries must have relevant comments, including why you have chosen the image for the competition.

This competition is open to members for submission of entries until Monday 4th November 2019.  Images for this competition must have been taken within the last 2 years.  Images submitted to previous competitions, or to the New Images gallery, may be submitted to this competition; if you choose to do this, you must resubmit the image to the competition gallery; images cannot be moved from an existing gallery.  We are also continuing to accept larger size images for the Advanced competition; images in that category may be up to 1800px wide and 1800px high, and must have at least one dimension meeting that maximum size.

We have been overwhelmed with the number and standard of entries in our national competition.  At close of entries late on Sunday 4th August, we'd received more than 4,100 entries, eclipsing the 3,100 received in 2018 (the competition's first year).

Our panel of top international and Australian judges have a big task ahead of them.  We're expecting to announce results in late October or early November.

We thank all entrants for supporting the competition, especially our own Birdlife Photography members.

Over the years, we've published a number of educational/tutorial articles in our bi-monthly Newsletter.  These are now available in Resources - Our Articles.  That page provides access to articles in four categories:

  • Photography Techniques and Processes
  • Image Processing
  • Articles about Equipment
  • In-depth Technical Articles

Articles in this section which are less than 24 months old are only accessible to our members, who must log-in to access them.

 

In the past week or so (early April), we've had several members contact us to report that they have been unable to upload images to our galleries; the upload would hang, sometimes reporting a timeout error, sometimes with no error message.  It appears that a recent update to the Safari web browser - the default for Apple systems - is the cause of this behaviour.  Our advice to Safari users who experience this problem is to change to an alternative web browser; we recommend either Chrome or Firefox.

Recent Picks

Sanderling (Image ID 36867)
Sanderling
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 6
Galah (Image ID 36848)
Galah
Graham Gall
Viewed: 16
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush (Image ID 36842)
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 14
Red-eared Firetail (Image ID 36838)
Red-eared Firetail
Gary King
Viewed: 18
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush (Image ID 36833)
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 25
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush (Image ID 36830)
Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 31
Pied Stilt (Image ID 36826)
Pied Stilt
Bruce McNaughton
Viewed: 31
Welcome Swallow (Image ID 36801)
Welcome Swallow
Malcolm Bone
Viewed: 44
Purple-gaped Honeyeater (Image ID 36794)
Purple-gaped Honeyeater
Gary King
Viewed: 38
Australian King-Parrot (Image ID 36793)
Australian King-Parrot
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 41

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