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  • Square-tailed Kite (Image ID 18924)

    Square-tailed Kite.   Photographer: Murray Chambers

  • Great Egret (Image ID 19583)

    Great Egret.   Photographer: Judy Leitch

  • Silver Gull (Image ID 19884)

    Silver Gull.   Photographer: Rob Parker

  • Brown Treecreeper (Image ID 29820)

    Brown Treecreeper.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Rainbow Bee-eater (Image ID 23088)

    Rainbow Bee-eater.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

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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.

This Search facility will search all website content, uploaded documents, and images.  Some content on this site is restricted to BLP members; visitors may not be able to access all the items found.  The search options button on the All Photos page (on the Photo Gallery drop-down menu), and on individual gallery pages, provides more options for searching images only.

Latest Images

Scarlet Robin (Image ID 34556)
Scarlet Robin
Gary King
Viewed: 8
Scarlet Robin (Image ID 34555)
Scarlet Robin
Gary King
Viewed: 9
Chinstrap Penguin (Image ID 34554)
Chinstrap Penguin
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 7
Flame Robin (Image ID 34552)
Flame Robin
Gary King
Viewed: 21

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.

Best Photograph of the Year - DSLR Camera

Imperial Shag - Catherine Noone

Imperial Shag

 

Best Photograph of the Year - Non-DSLR Camera

Australian Pelican - Anna Browne

Australian Pelican

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

The BirdLife Photography Annual Award for 2017 - our most prestigious award - goes to Ian Wilson.  This award is made to the member who excels against the following criteria:

  • submits at least 24 high quality images to the image galleries on 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.

Ian’s contributions, against these criteria, were as follows:

  • Submitted nearly 200 images to non-competition galleries. 34 of these appeared in the “Recent Picks” sidebar.
  • Entered every competition during 2016, winning the Member’s Voting award in two of six competitions for the year; many other competition entries received commended results.
  • Won the Gold Medal in the Advanced Competition Photographer of the Year.
  • Contributed two major technical articles to our newsletters.
  • Was one of the most active contributors, both with new topics and responding to other posts, to our Forum.
  • Commented on 32 images submitted to the Critique Gallery.

Ian’s contribution to BirdLife Photography throughout 2017 was truly outstanding, and we congratulate – and thank - him for his efforts.  This is the second of these Awards that Ian has won; it is a well-deserved recognition of his continued contributions to BirdLife Photography.

The award is presented as a multi-faceted crystal, with a frosted white-on-crystal BLP logo and laser inscription, in a velvet presentation case.

The Committee Report in our June Newsletter announced an increase in the annual subscription for BirdLife Photography membership.  This new subscription structure will be staged over a two-year period, $15 pa in 2017 and increasing to $20 later in 2018.

The new subscription of $15 pa for BirdLife Photography will apply from the commencement of this renewal quarter (Quarter 3, 2017).

This will coincide with a range of other changes to BirdLife memberships being introduced by BirdLife Australia at that time.  As part of those changes, membership of BirdLife Photography will no longer be restricted to members of BirdLife Australia or their affiliated groups.

Please assist us with these changes by ensuring that the new subscription amount is forwarded to Supporter Services at BirdLife Australia if you are renewing your membership manually; if you renew on-line, the new amount will be updated and charged from early August.

Graham Cam
President BirdLife Photography

BirdLife Photography is delighted to announce the winner of the 2017 Tom Oliver Award  ...

Georgina Steytler

Our 2015 TOA winner, Brian O'Leary, presented the 2017 award to Georgina during our "Digital Photography in the Bush" event in Geelong.

Tom Oliver Award Winners, Georgina Steytler (2017) and Brian O'Leary (2015)

 

Georgina's winning entry, an e-book "The Art of Bird Photography", is available here.

 

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: 305
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: 33
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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The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.