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Inspiring and Supporting Photographers of Australian Birds

  • Wandering Albatross (Image ID 26945)

    Wandering Albatross.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Brolga (Image ID 37498)

    Brolga.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Straw-necked Ibis (Image ID 31138)

    Straw-necked Ibis.   Photographer: Anna Browne

  • Plumed Whistling-Duck (Image ID 36030)

    Plumed Whistling-Duck.   Photographer: Judy Leitch

  • Pied Heron (Image ID 32361)

    Pied Heron.   Photographer: Gary King

Late in 2014, we introduced a new facet to our competitions, aiming to deliver an additional level of feedback to our membership - a Mystery Reviewer who selects his or her top images, as well as providing a short critique for each of the images they have chosen.  Our Mystery Reviewer(s) will (usually) remain anonymous, but we can assure you that he/she has extensive expertise in photographic techniques, wildlife/nature photography and judging photographic competitions.  The Small in the Landscape competition was the first competition where our Mystery Reviewer was introduced.

Our Mystery Reviewers select and critique images from all three competition levels; Entry Level, Intermediate, and Advanced (not all Advanced level competitions have had a Mystery Reviewer).  Mystery Reviewers chosen for critiquing the Advanced level competitions are award-winning and/or professional photographers.  The Mystery Reviewer has some discretion in the number of images they select, generally from 5 images up to about 12.  The number of images selected is generally highest for Advanced, then Immediate and finally Entry level.  This is because there are more high quality images submitted by the more experienced advanced level photographers, images are often difficult to separate and they are worthy of recognition.  This is not discriminatory because the different levels do not compete against each other.

All the Mystery Reviewer selections/critiques are available from the Mystery Reviewer Critiques page; the most recent articles are at the top.

Photographers whose images have been selected by a Mystery Reviewer can contact our website administrator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., who will advise if the Mystery Reviewer is willing to be contacted for further discussion of their image.

 

 

Recent Picks

Red-capped Plover (Image ID 44374)
Red-capped Plover
Jim Schultz
Viewed: 12
Red-fronted Parakeet (Image ID 44346)
Red-fronted Parakeet
Peter Owen
Viewed: 37
Australian Pelican, Freckled Duck, Hardhead, Pink-eared Duck (Image ID 44328)
Australian Pelican, Freckled Duck, Hardhead, Pink-eared Duck
Graham Gall
Viewed: 33
Eastern Spinebill (Image ID 44247)
Eastern Spinebill
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 53
White-plumed Honeyeater (Image ID 44212)
White-plumed Honeyeater
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 78
Crimson Chat (Image ID 44191)
Crimson Chat
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 121
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 44172)
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Jim Schultz
Viewed: 128
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren (Image ID 44122)
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren
Bill Harding
Viewed: 141
Eurasian Hobby (V) (Image ID 44110)
Eurasian Hobby (V)
Chris Young
Viewed: 183
Brolga (Image ID 44066)
Brolga
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 124

CONTACT US

The easiest way to contact us is by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.