• Black Kite (Image ID 31526)

    Black Kite.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Red-browed Finch (Image ID 30944)

    Red-browed Finch.   Photographer: Anna Browne

  • Pink-eared Duck (Image ID 26033)

    Pink-eared Duck.   Photographer: Paul Jensen

  • Brown Falcon (Image ID 33283)

    Brown Falcon.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • White-winged Triller (Image ID 29485)

    White-winged Triller.   Photographer: Bill Harding

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The 2020 BirdLife Australia Photography Awards competition is open for entries until 3rd August.

For all details, and submission of entries, visit the BirdLIfe Australia Photography Awards website.

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Australian Hobby (Image ID 40643)
Australian Hobby
Edward Mikucki
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Spotted Pardalote (Image ID 40628)
Spotted Pardalote
Paul Duff
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Our 2020 Photo Competitions for BirdLife Photography members will have the following themes:

  1. Best of 2019.  Up to four of your best bird shots taken during 2019.
  2. Finches and Chats.  Finches include all the birds within the family Weaver Finches (Estrildidae), detailed in the BWL taxonomy currently used on this website, plus the European Goldfinch and the European Greenfinch. Chats include the four species of Chat plus the Gibberbird.
  3. Head and Bill Portrait.  The focus is on the head and bill but an appropriate amount of neck and upper body (minimum please) as a base for the head and bill is acceptable.  The challenge is to obtain sharpness and clarity with the identifiable features of the head and bill including those features that identify the species.
  4. Reflections.  The reflection must be of the bird and will mainly be in water but could be in other reflective surfaces such as mirrors (eg. external mirrors on cars).  While many of the entries will be water-birds keep in mind that bush-birds go to water to drink early in the morning when the water is often still and ideal for reflection.  We have a number of such images in the BLP library ranging from cockatoos and parrots to small birds such as finches. The reflection must be recognisable as the bird that is the subject of the photograph.

Except for the Best of 2019 competition, all entries must have been taken within two years of the opening date of the competition.  The competition dates are now available, on the 2020 Competition Themes page.

 

Our October Newsletter contained an announcement of the Special Theme for the 2020 BirdLife Australia Photography Award competition, which is Australian Fairy-wrens, Emu-wrens and Grasswrens.  This much-loved Australasian bird family, the fairy-wrens, emu-wrens and grasswrens come in a wide range of stunning plumages. They are characterised by long legs, tiny bodies and long straight tails, and are always found in family groups. Many fairy-wrens are much loved features of our parks and gardens, while others, such as the endangered grasswrensand the elusive emu-wrens require special trips to see them and a lot of searching!  Images must contain one or more fairy-wren, emu-wren or grasswren species which are defined as all species in the family Maluridae.

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Oriental Pratincole (Image ID 40642)
Oriental Pratincole
Keith Wilcox
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Welcome Swallow (Image ID 40635)
Welcome Swallow
Phil Marley
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Bourke's Parrot (Image ID 40634)
Bourke's Parrot
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 40
Ground Cuckoo-shrike (Image ID 40613)
Ground Cuckoo-shrike
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 33
Little Pied Cormorant (Image ID 40615)
Little Pied Cormorant
Gary King
Viewed: 35
Little Corella (Image ID 40612)
Little Corella
Bruce Hawkins
Viewed: 37
Varied Sittella (Image ID 40561)
Varied Sittella
Keith Lightbody
Viewed: 48
Barau's Petrel (V) (Image ID 40415)
Barau's Petrel (V)
Keith Lightbody
Viewed: 94
Orange-bellied Parrot (Image ID 40383)
Orange-bellied Parrot
Tim Van Leeuwen
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Jacky Winter (Image ID 40321)
Jacky Winter
Diana Womersley
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