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  • Buff-rumped Thornbill

    Buff-rumped Thornbill.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Rainbow Lorikeet

    Rainbow Lorikeet.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Variegated Fairy-wren

    Variegated Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Chestnut Teal

    Chestnut Teal.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Variegated Fairy-wren

    Variegated Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Richard Smart

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The next BirdLife Photography Biennial Conference (previously Digital Photography In The Bush) will be held in Fremantle, WA, on 21st & 22nd September 2019.

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Rock Parrot (Image ID 33065)
Rock Parrot
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 21
Green Oriole (Image ID 33064)
Green Oriole
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 16
Metallic Starling (Image ID 33062)
Metallic Starling
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 15
Olive-backed Sunbird (Image ID 33061)
Olive-backed Sunbird
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 13
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Image ID 33060)
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 9
Rufous Whistler (Image ID 33041)
Rufous Whistler
Shane Baker
Viewed: 11
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Image ID 33037)
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 20
Wood Sandpiper (Image ID 33031)
Wood Sandpiper
Chris Young
Viewed: 14
Curlew Sandpiper, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Image ID 33025)
Curlew Sandpiper, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Ray Fox
Viewed: 9
White-throated Honeyeater (Image ID 33024)
White-throated Honeyeater
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 13

A selection of shortlisted photos from the Australian Bird Photographer of the Year competition has opened on The Guardian Australia website for a people's choice vote.  Visit here to cast your vote - you only get one!

Over the years, we've published a number of educational/tutorial articles in our bi-monthly Newsletter.  These are now available in Resources - Our Articles.  That page provides access to articles in four categories:

  • Photography Techniques and Processes
  • Image Processing
  • Articles about Equipment
  • In-depth Technical Articles

Articles in this section which are less than 24 months old are only accessible to our members, who must log-in to access them.

 

More than 3,100 photos were entered in this year's inaugural Australian Bird Photographer of the Year contest, showcasing Australian birds at their most brilliant, vulnerable, astounding and beautiful.  We are proud to announce the 2018 winners across 7 categories.

  • Bird Behaviour winner — ‘Slight Disagreement’ by Shelley Pearson
  • Bird Portrait winner — ‘A Family Affair’ by Gary Meredith
  • Human Impact winner — ‘A Tragic End’ by Danny McCreadie
  • Special Theme: Black-Cockatoos winner — ‘Shadow Dancer’ by Lachlan Hall
  • Birds in the Landscape winner — ‘Brolgas Flee Fire’ by Cathryn Vasseleu
  • Creative/Fine Art winner — ‘Swooping’ by Sar Nop
  • Youth winner — ‘Crested Pigeon’ by Campbell Mole

To view the winning and shortlisted entries, please visit the competition website: www.birdlifephotoaward.org.au/gallery-home

Prizes

Our seven winning photographers will share in $6,500 in cash awards thanks to our sponsors — Leica, NT Tourism Birding Trails, the Lake Cowal Foundation and BirdLife Photography.  The winning images will be featured in the December 2018 Australian Birdlife magazine.

Of the 120 winning and shortlisted images showcased on the Australian Bird Photographer of the Year website, 30 images will be chosen and featured in The Guardian online website in a Christmas People’s Choice Awards.

Twelve images from those shortlisted will feature in the BirdLife Australia 2019 calendar and greeting card series

Funds for Conservation

The 2018 Australian Bird Photographer of the Year Award featured a special theme — Black-cockatoos — and we are proud to announce, after the overwhelming success of this year’s award, we will be handing over $2,000 to ‘Kids helping Cockies’, a project established in 2012 with the aim of educating and engaging local schools in habitat propagation and restoration activities for the endangered South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo.

 

Member voting for the Birds in Arid Habitats competition, which closed for entries on 8th October and for voting on 29th October, has been analysed and the results for the top 5 images in each category are listed here.  In line with many other bird/wildlife photo competitions, we present the results in the following manner: the Winner is the image which received the most votes; and we also show the next four highest placed images, rating them as Highly Commended if they received at least 90% of the votes for the winning image, and Commended for scores less than that.

Advanced Level – Birds in Arid Habitats

This category attracted 39 entries, from 12 photographers. 37 members voted, with the following result:

Intermediate Level – Birds in Arid Habitats

This category attracted 70 entries, from 22 photographers. 35 members voted, with the following result:

Entry Level – Birds in Arid Habitats

This category attracted 19 entries, from 5 photographers. 40 members voted, with the following result:

Congratulations to all these photographers for their quality images

 

In the past week or so (early April), we've had several members contact us to report that they have been unable to upload images to our galleries; the upload would hang, sometimes reporting a timeout error, sometimes with no error message.  It appears that a recent update to the Safari web browser - the default for Apple systems - is the cause of this behaviour.  Our advice to Safari users who experience this problem is to change to an alternative web browser; we recommend either Chrome or Firefox.

Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded for results in each level of every competition held in 2017.  These awards are based on the results from both Mystery Reviewers and Member Voting, and competition participation.  The medals, in their display cases, are shown below.

BLP Medals

Advanced Level

  • Gold Medal - Ian Wilson
  • Silver Medal - Tim Van Leeuwen
  • Silver Medal – Con Boekel
  • Bronze Medal – Glenn Pure

Intermediate Level

  • Gold Medal – William Betts
  • Silver Medal – Doug Castle
  • Bronze Medal – Sandy Castle

Entry Level

  • Gold Medal – Douglas Coughran
  • Silver Medal - William Woodhouse
  • Bronze Medal – Anne Burgess

Most Improved Photographer of the Year

A Certificate for Most Improved Photographer of the Year was awarded to Anna Browne.

Recent Picks

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Image ID 33090)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Terence Alexander
Viewed: 6
Dusky Honeyeater (Image ID 33016)
Dusky Honeyeater
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 25
Brown Booby (Image ID 33000)
Brown Booby
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 26
Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher (Image ID 32996)
Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 36
Common Noddy, Silver Gull (Image ID 32967)
Common Noddy, Silver Gull
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 36
Broad-billed Flycatcher (Image ID 32961)
Broad-billed Flycatcher
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 30
Great Bowerbird (Image ID 32934)
Great Bowerbird
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 30
Great Bowerbird (Image ID 32932)
Great Bowerbird
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 32
White-browed Babbler (Image ID 32868)
White-browed Babbler
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 33
Whimbrel (Image ID 32836)
Whimbrel
Chris Young
Viewed: 55

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