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  • Greater Crested Tern (Image ID 28120)

    Greater Crested Tern.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Greater Crested Tern (Image ID 21848)

    Greater Crested Tern.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Great Crested Grebe (Image ID 34653)

    Great Crested Grebe.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 33269)

    Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Bruce McNaughton

  • Azure Kingfisher (Image ID 28903)

    Azure Kingfisher.   Photographer: Bill Harding

In 2014 the BirdLife Photography Committee initiated a review of the structure and function of its digital image library, the on-going repository of Australian bird images submitted by BirdLife Photography members to promote a visual appreciation of our unique birdlife and to provide a digital resource for related educational and conservation purposes.  As a consequence of this review, the Committee decided to initiate a restructure of the image library to meet the evolving needs of BirdLife Photography and its parent organisation, BirdLife Australia.  The restructure commenced in January 2015 and is a continuing process.

The first phase expands the structure of the image library with three additional galleries, one of which is the New Images Gallery (NIG).  This gallery came into operation in April 2015.  It accepts most images submitted by our members; everything except images in a 1400x450 format used in the slide-show panel on some of this website's pages, which are submitted to the Slides gallery; Photo Competition entries, which are submiited to the competition galleries; and submissions for the Creative Images and Science & Conservation galleries.  Images submitted to the NIG are subjected to a moderation process undertaken by an in-house, experienced moderating panel, before appearing on the website; each day the Latest Images column on our Home page shows all images that were published the previous day, if there were none (a situation that seldom occurs), the content remains unchanged from the previous day.  Images are usually published within a day or two of submission; occasionally, the moderation process may take longer if the bird is difficult to identify.  In addition, the moderating panel may select high-quality images, or images of rare or uncommon birds (possibly of lower quality), to appear in the Recent Picks column on our Home page.  Published images remain in the NIG for a month, and are then transferred to the Main Library.  They will then be scheduled for appraisal by the Working Groups assigned to the Premier Bird Images Gallery and the Bird Identification Gallery.

Recent Picks

Greater Crested Tern (Image ID 38210)
Greater Crested Tern
David Newell
Viewed: 37
Star Finch (Image ID 38132)
Star Finch
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 36
Southern Emu-wren (Image ID 38081)
Southern Emu-wren
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 42
Crimson Chat (Image ID 38080)
Crimson Chat
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 27
Western Quail-thrush (Image ID 38077)
Western Quail-thrush
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 29
Australian Painted-snipe (Image ID 38037)
Australian Painted-snipe
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 85
Blue-winged Kookaburra (Image ID 38012)
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Keith Humphreys
Viewed: 41
Baudin's Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 37949)
Baudin's Black-Cockatoo
Nathan Watson
Viewed: 32
Comb-crested Jacana (Image ID 37897)
Comb-crested Jacana
Georgina Barbour
Viewed: 44
Cape Gannet (V) (Image ID 37878)
Cape Gannet (V)
Geoffrey Smith
Viewed: 28

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