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  • Spotted Harrier (Image ID 19749)

    Spotted Harrier.   Photographer: Georgina Steytler

  • Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 34836)

    Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Cattle Egret, Intermediate Egret, Little Egret (Image ID 33760)

    Cattle Egret, Intermediate Egret, Little Egret.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Rock Parrot (Image ID 19263)

    Rock Parrot.   Photographer: Judy Leitch

  • White-winged Fairy-wren (Image ID 25459)

    White-winged Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

Jen CarrI live in Ocean Grove, Victoria, which is on the Bellarine Peninsula, around 100 kms from Melbourne.  The Bellarine is a great place for bird watching, as there are farming, ocean, lake, and a few bush habitats to explore.  I have two daughters, and when my youngest daughter was four my husband died of cancer.  I work as a midwife at Geelong Hospital, which is a busy and responsible job.  A few years ago I brought a camera, enrolled in a photography course and started photographing the birds I spotted around the local area.  I became hooked on taking photos, and I found it to be a relaxing outlet for the stresses of work and bringing up my girls on my own.  I became so passionate about birds that I started writing a fortnightly column for the local paper - the ‘Ocean Grove Voice’ - and I really tried to improve my photography so that my images looked semi-professional in the paper.  I have also had a few photography exhibitions, and have had my photos published in several local guides, including ‘The History of the Ocean Grove Nature Reserve’ and ‘Discover the Real Ocean Grove’.  I have found that BLP is a very supportive community and does help with improving both post processing and photography techniques.

Recent Picks

Southern Boobook (Image ID 35763)
Southern Boobook
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 19
Star Finch (Image ID 35745)
Star Finch
Les George
Viewed: 36
Gentoo Penguin (Image ID 35724)
Gentoo Penguin
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 39
Little Kingfisher (Image ID 35707)
Little Kingfisher
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 49
Dusky Woodswallow (Image ID 35696)
Dusky Woodswallow
Bill Harding
Viewed: 31
Golden Whistler (Image ID 35643)
Golden Whistler
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 64
Grey Noddy (Image ID 35637)
Grey Noddy
Robert Bridges
Viewed: 34
Common Noddy (Image ID 35641)
Common Noddy
Georgina Steytler
Viewed: 44
Royal Penguin (Image ID 35629)
Royal Penguin
James McSkimming
Viewed: 36
White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Image ID 35586)
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 45

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