• Black Kite (Image ID 31526)

    Black Kite.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Image ID 34726)

    White-bellied Sea-Eagle.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Grey Teal,Chestnut Teal,Great Egret,Royal Spoonbill,Pied Stilt (Image ID 29835)

    Grey Teal,Chestnut Teal,Great Egret,Royal Spoonbill,Pied Stilt.   Photographer: Stephen Garth

  • Hooded Plover (Image ID 42423)

    Hooded Plover.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Banded Stilt (Image ID 36955)

    Banded Stilt.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

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It’s that time of the year again, when the committee reviews the achievements of our members during the past year and announces our 2019 award winners.

On behalf of the BirdLife Photography committee it gives me great pleasure to firstly announce our most prestigious award, the BirdLife Photography Annual Award.

This award is at the discretion of the committee and is presented to a BLP member who has excelled in the following three criteria:

  • at least 24 high quality images submitted to the image galleries through the website during the calendar year,
  • participates in at least 50% of the Current Competitions organised during the calendar year,
  • actively contributes to at least one of a range of BirdLife Photography activities, events, project or resources that benefit our members (as determined by the Committee).

The 2019 BirdLife Photography Annual Award is presented to Con Boekel.

Con contributed 120 images (including several to the Science & Conservation gallery), entered all 4 competitions, and contributed to BLP as an image moderator and Mystery Reviewer; Con won the 2019 Tom Oliver Award with his photo essay “Bird photography for What?

The award consists of a quality sliced crystal cylinder with a frosted white-on-crystal BLP logo and laser inscription, in a velvet presentation case.

Photo Competition Awards

Awards are presented to members who have achieved the top three scores in each competition level. Points are accrued from member votes and Mystery Reviewer judging across the year, for all four competitions. For details, see the About Us - BLP Awards page.

Advanced Level Competition

   Gold medal  – awarded to Bill Harding
   Silver medal  – awarded to Tim Van Leeuwen
   Bronze medal – awarded to Doug Castle
   Bronze medal  – awarded to Stephen Garth

Intermediate Level Competition

   Gold medal  – awarded to Con Duyvestyn
   Silver medal  – awarded to Gary King
   Bronze medal – awarded to Linda Joseph

Entry Level Competition

   Gold medal  – awarded to Jennifer Carr
   Silver medal  – awarded to Mary Wheeler
   Bronze medal – awarded to Graham Gall

Graham Cam,
President, BirdLife Photography

Best Photograph of the Year - Interchangeable Lens Camera

Australasian Gannet - Con Duyvestyn (Image ID 36862)

Australasian Gannet

 

Best Photograph of the Year - Non-interchangeable Lens Camera

Nankeen Kestrel - Anna Browne (Image ID 33418)

Nankeen Kestrel

The winners of these Photographs of the Year received a BirdLife Photography gold medal.

We have changed the size requirements for images which our members may submit to our galleries.  Since the start of 2019, the Advanced Level competition galleries have had a maximum image size of 1800 pixels for either width or height, together with a requirement that at least one of these dimensions meets this same size.  These requirements will remain unchanged.  All other galleries, except the Slides gallery and the Landscapes/Habitat/KBAs gallery, will now accept images up to 1800 pixels wide or high; there is also a minimum size requirement of at least 1400 pixels in one of these dimension - which means that all images must be at least 1400 pixels in either width or height.  We would encourage all members to submit images which meet the maximum size allowable for at least one dimension.  The maximum file size will be 2500 kB (approx. 2.5 MB).  The Landscapes/Habitat/KBAs gallery has a minimum width of 1680 pixels, to meet the preferred size (1680 x 995) for use on BirdLife Australia's website.  Images submitted to the Slides gallery must now be exactly 1400 x 450 pixels, with a maximum file size of 1000 kB (approx. 1 MB); the small variation previously allowed has been removed.

The Submit Photo page will not allow you to upload an image which does not meet these new requirements.  When you select a gallery on the Submit Photo page the limits are displayed together with the general information for the gallery, as in this example:

Gallery Limits 

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.

 

In the past week or so (early April, 2018), 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.

 

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CONTACT US

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