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  • Dusky Moorhen

    Dusky Moorhen.   Photographer: Paul Jensen

  • Stubble Quail

    Stubble Quail.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Red-necked Avocet

    Red-necked Avocet.   Photographer: David Newell

  • Golden-headed Cisticola

    Golden-headed Cisticola.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Caspian Tern

    Caspian Tern.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

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

Latham's Snipe (Image ID 33157)
Latham's Snipe
Adam Higgins
Viewed: 13
Eungella Honeyeater (Image ID 33143)
Eungella Honeyeater
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 18
Banded Lapwing (Image ID 33129)
Banded Lapwing
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 33
Brown Booby (Image ID 33127)
Brown Booby
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 38
Australian Pelican (Image ID 33103)
Australian Pelican
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 39
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Image ID 33090)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Terence Alexander
Viewed: 20
Dusky Honeyeater (Image ID 33016)
Dusky Honeyeater
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 43
Brown Booby (Image ID 33000)
Brown Booby
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 42
Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher (Image ID 32996)
Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 61
Common Noddy, Silver Gull (Image ID 32967)
Common Noddy, Silver Gull
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 46

CONTACT US

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