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  • Red-kneed Dotterel (Image ID 18919)

    Red-kneed Dotterel.   Photographer: Barbara Oehring

  • Sooty Albatross (Image ID 20320)

    Sooty Albatross.   Photographer: William Betts

  • Comb-crested Jacana (Image ID 34958)

    Comb-crested Jacana.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Australian Reed-Warbler (Image ID 35259)

    Australian Reed-Warbler.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Eurasian Coot (Image ID 34959)

    Eurasian Coot.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

Rob Parker

I started my birding back in the 1970s as a "holiday bird watcher", often around the Gippsland Lakes or the NSW south coast.  No bird photography then, only the occasional holiday shots with a Pentax Me 35mm film camera.  It wasn't until digital SLR cameras became available that I ventured into bird photography, starting with a Canon EOS 350D and Canon 75-300mm lens around 2004.  In November 2006, I attended a BOCA weekend photography course organised by Bob Young, at Little Desert - and then I was hooked.  Soon after came a 150-500mm Sigma lens.  In 2008 I was one of the foundation members of PhotoBOCA (which became BirdLife Photography in 2012), and I became a committee member in May 2010; I have remained a committee member since then.  And my gear these days is a Canon 7D MkII, Canon 100-400mm MkII lens, and 1.4x MkIII teleconvertor.

Most of my professional career was as a chemist, in Weapons Systems Division of the Defence Science & Technology Organisation; I retired as a Senior Research Scientist in 1998.  Subsequently, I spent a number of years developing MS Access database applications as a contractor to DSTO.  These days I'm mainly occupied with running the BLP website and editing our Newsletter - but I do manage to get in some bird photography, and also an annual overseas trip, some exotic (Antarctica, South America, Svalbard and still on the bucket-list, the Galapagos), and some simply touristing.

Recent Picks

Cockatiel (Image ID 36045)
Cockatiel
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 42
Red-necked Avocet (Image ID 36042)
Red-necked Avocet
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 29
White Tern (Image ID 36013)
White Tern
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 30
Red-tailed Tropicbird (Image ID 35977)
Red-tailed Tropicbird
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 31
White-plumed Honeyeater (Image ID 35938)
White-plumed Honeyeater
Lindsay Hansch
Viewed: 31
Providence Petrel (Image ID 35922)
Providence Petrel
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 30
Pacific Golden Plover (Image ID 35900)
Pacific Golden Plover
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 62
Singing Honeyeater (Image ID 35898)
Singing Honeyeater
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 59
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Image ID 35856)
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 71
Scarlet Robin (Image ID 35847)
Scarlet Robin
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 74

CONTACT US

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