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  • Australian Pied Oystercatcher (Image ID 19076)

    Australian Pied Oystercatcher.   Photographer: Mal Carnegie

  • Red-kneed Dotterel (Image ID 30273)

    Red-kneed Dotterel.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Forest Kingfisher (Image ID 33193)

    Forest Kingfisher.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Image ID 18867)

    Sharp-tailed Sandpiper.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Gouldian Finch (Image ID 27844)

    Gouldian Finch.   Photographer: Bill Harding

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

Rainbow Bee-eater (Image ID 34547)
Rainbow Bee-eater
Patrick Kavanagh
Viewed: 20
Chestnut Teal (Image ID 34549)
Chestnut Teal
Kathy Zonnevylle
Viewed: 307
Painted Honeyeater (Image ID 34532)
Painted Honeyeater
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 39
Dusky Moorhen (Image ID 34530)
Dusky Moorhen
Con Boekel
Viewed: 24
Baird's Sandpiper (Image ID 34519)
Baird's Sandpiper
Chris Young
Viewed: 52
Red-throated Pipit (Image ID 34501)
Red-throated Pipit
Chris Young
Viewed: 58
Grey Teal (Image ID 34494)
Grey Teal
Con Boekel
Viewed: 34
Green Catbird (Image ID 34477)
Green Catbird
Bill Harding
Viewed: 53
Red-necked Stint (Image ID 34473)
Red-necked Stint
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 57
Tasmanian Native-hen (Image ID 34469)
Tasmanian Native-hen
Terence Alexander
Viewed: 48

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