• Black Swan (Image ID 22770)

    Black Swan.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Australian Pelican (Image ID 34911)

    Australian Pelican.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Malleefowl (Image ID 19078)

    Malleefowl.   Photographer: Mal Carnegie

  • Australasian Gannet (Image ID 34815)

    Australasian Gannet.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Crested Tern (Image ID 28120)

    Crested Tern.   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

Brown-headed Honeyeater (Image ID 37242)
Brown-headed Honeyeater
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 9
Red-eared Firetail (Image ID 37241)
Red-eared Firetail
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 11
Ruddy Turnstone (Image ID 37240)
Ruddy Turnstone
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 7
Pied Monarch (Image ID 37238)
Pied Monarch
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 16
Splendid Fairy-wren (Image ID 37237)
Splendid Fairy-wren
Keith James
Viewed: 10
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon (Image ID 37236)
Torresian Imperial-Pigeon
Diana Womersley
Viewed: 6
Double-barred Finch (Image ID 37235)
Double-barred Finch
Diana Womersley
Viewed: 7
Jacky Winter (Image ID 37234)
Jacky Winter
Diana Womersley
Viewed: 8
Palm Cockatoo (Image ID 37233)
Palm Cockatoo
Paul Jensen
Viewed: 9
Palm Cockatoo (Image ID 37232)
Palm Cockatoo
Paul Jensen
Viewed: 10
Palm Cockatoo (Image ID 37231)
Palm Cockatoo
Paul Jensen
Viewed: 7
Palm Cockatoo (Image ID 37230)
Palm Cockatoo
Paul Jensen
Viewed: 6
Superb Fairy-wren (Image ID 37229)
Superb Fairy-wren
Rodger Scott
Viewed: 8
White-faced Heron (Image ID 37227)
White-faced Heron
Rodger Scott
Viewed: 5
Sacred Kingfisher (Image ID 37226)
Sacred Kingfisher
Rodger Scott
Viewed: 5
Caspian Tern (Image ID 37225)
Caspian Tern
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 9
Black Swan (Image ID 37224)
Black Swan
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 8
Black Swan (Image ID 37222)
Black Swan
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 18
Emu (Image ID 37221)
Emu
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 16
Common Sandpiper (Image ID 37220)
Common Sandpiper
Keith James
Viewed: 14
Brown Cuckoo-Dove (Image ID 37219)
Brown Cuckoo-Dove
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 15

The Pairs competition has closed for entries, and is now open for voting by members.  Voting will close on Wednesday, 4th December 2019.   As usual, you may vote for one or more of the competition levels; you do not need to have submitted an image to the competition to vote.

If you need help on how to vote, see the Photo Galleries-Competitions-Competition Voting page.

Please remember that this is not a popularity vote for your favourite bird, the rarest species or the most colourful bird.  Your scoring (5 points for the best image, down to 1 point for your fifth choice) should reflect the following:

  • Does the image meet the theme criteria?
  • Does the image meet the key criteria for a quality image? (see 'Competition Voting' for more details).
  • Do the comments provided by the photographer improve your understanding of why this image was taken, and submitted to this competition?

In addition to the membership vote, each competition level is reviewed by an experienced/professional judge - our "Mystery Reviewer" - and those scores are added to the members' voting results for the end-of-year medal awards.

We continue to trial a larger image size in the Advanced level of this competition; entries for that level were required to be either 1800 pixels wide or 1800 pixels high.  This has some implications for viewing the images.  Our website uses what is known as "responsive design", and will scale images which are wider than your browser window to fit on-screen. This means that if your browser window is not wider than about 1850 pixels (allowing for page margins and scroll-bar), you will not see a full-size image which is 1800 pixels wide; it will be scaled to fit your page width. The screen/browser resolution data that we have available indicates that about 2/3 of our members are using screens with HD (1920 x 1080) or higher resolution, and will be able to see 1800 pixel wide images with no scaling.

If your browser window is wide enough to display the image at full size, there will be no scaling; this means that an image which is 1800 pixels high will need a browser window about 1950 pixels high to see the whole image which is 1800 pixels high (allowing for browser title/menu/address bars and task bar at bottom of screen). Very few of our members have screens with such high resolution; to see the whole of an 1800-high image they will need to reduce their browser window width - yes, it sounds counter-intuitive - to cause the image to be scaled until its height is reduced sufficiently to display in the browser window. For example, there is an image in the Advanced competition which is 1350 wide x 1800 high; on my desktop monitor (1680 x 1050 resolution), with a maximized browser window, I can see the image at full size, but I only see about half of the image height; I need to reduce my browser window width to about 750 pixels to see the complete image, which at that point has been scaled to about 50% of its full size. I would do this if I was assessing images for voting, so that I could see the overall composition; I would also view it full size to see image detail.  Changing the browser window width will allow people with screens which cannot display an 1800 x 1800 image at full size to get the "best of both worlds" with the large image format.

Recent Picks

Pied Monarch (Image ID 37238)
Pied Monarch
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 16
Black Swan (Image ID 37222)
Black Swan
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 18
Mulga Parrot (Image ID 37207)
Mulga Parrot
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 23
Pale-headed Rosella (Image ID 37184)
Pale-headed Rosella
Diana Womersley
Viewed: 23
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren (Image ID 37087)
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren
Con Duyvestyn
Viewed: 55
White-fronted Chat (Image ID 37042)
White-fronted Chat
Gary King
Viewed: 45
Peregrine Falcon (Image ID 37015)
Peregrine Falcon
David Newell
Viewed: 51
Bar-breasted Honeyeater (Image ID 36920)
Bar-breasted Honeyeater
Chris Young
Viewed: 77
Eastern Bristlebird (Image ID 36915)
Eastern Bristlebird
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 96
White-winged Fairy-wren (Image ID 36911)
White-winged Fairy-wren
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 72

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