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  • Black Kite

    Black Kite.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Southern Boobook

    Southern Boobook.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Golden-headed Cisticola

    Golden-headed Cisticola.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Australian Wood Duck

    Australian Wood Duck.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Striated Pardalote

    Striated Pardalote.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

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Photography has been a keen interest since childhood but bird photography didn’t really figure prominently until I got my first DSLR in 2013.  My knowledge of birds has grown rapidly since and I enjoy greatly getting out and seeing birds and learning about them but I consider myself a photographer first.  More generally, I’ve had a life-long passion for nature and the natural world.  This also led to involvement in environmental activism during my university years in the 1970s and early 80s in Queensland, a tough time for the environment and conservation in that state.

I was born and raised in Brisbane but have lived in Canberra since, reaching here via the USA and Adelaide.  While I have a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology, I gave away the idea of a research career when I moved to Canberra in 1885 to join the Australian Public Service where I worked in a variety of jobs until retiring in 2013.

I am also currently a member of the board of PhotoAccess which promotes photographic-based art in the ACT and is one of the ACT government's designated key arts organisations.

Recent Picks

Collared Sparrowhawk, Galah (Image ID 33681)
Collared Sparrowhawk, Galah
Con Boekel
Viewed: 33
Western Grasswren (Image ID 33658)
Western Grasswren
John Barkla
Viewed: 14
Great Frigatebird (Image ID 33648)
Great Frigatebird
William Betts
Viewed: 15
Christmas Island White-eye (Image ID 33639)
Christmas Island White-eye
John Barkla
Viewed: 7
Dusky Honeyeater (Image ID 33623)
Dusky Honeyeater
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 19
Brown Falcon (Image ID 33602)
Brown Falcon
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 35
Dusky Woodswallow (Image ID 33583)
Dusky Woodswallow
Shane Walker
Viewed: 31
Diamond Dove (Image ID 33565)
Diamond Dove
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 20
Fawn-breasted Bowerbird (Image ID 33523)
Fawn-breasted Bowerbird
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 47
Dusky Grasswren (Image ID 33510)
Dusky Grasswren
John Barkla
Viewed: 33

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