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Inspiring and Supporting Photographers of Australian Birds

  • Little Egret, White-faced Heron (Image ID 39754)

    Little Egret, White-faced Heron.   Photographer: David Newell

  • Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 43564)

    Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Rob Solic

  • Crimson Rosella (Image ID 19079)

    Crimson Rosella.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Whistling Kite (Image ID 20268)

    Whistling Kite.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Musk Duck (Image ID 39936)

    Musk Duck.   Photographer: Con Boekel

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

Plains-wanderer (Image ID 45758)
Plains-wanderer
Chris Young
Viewed: 71
Restless Flycatcher (Image ID 45746)
Restless Flycatcher
Mary Wheeler
Viewed: 55
Orange Chat (Image ID 45691)
Orange Chat
Ian Colley
Viewed: 99
New Holland Honeyeater (Image ID 45617)
New Holland Honeyeater
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 83
Chestnut-breasted Whiteface (Image ID 45598)
Chestnut-breasted Whiteface
Chris Young
Viewed: 201
Inland Thornbill (Image ID 45590)
Inland Thornbill
Woody Woodhouse
Viewed: 103
Plumed Whistling-Duck (Image ID 45575)
Plumed Whistling-Duck
Adam Higgins
Viewed: 101
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (Image ID 45542)
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 219
Southern Royal Albatross (Image ID 45524)
Southern Royal Albatross
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 253
Sacred Kingfisher (Image ID 45518)
Sacred Kingfisher
Mary Wheeler
Viewed: 236

CONTACT US

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