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  • Pacific Black Duck

    Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Bruce McNaughton

  • Scarlet Robin

    Scarlet Robin.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Pacific Black Duck

    Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Australian King-Parrot

    Australian King-Parrot.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Chestnut-rumped Thornbill

    Chestnut-rumped Thornbill.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

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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

Varied Triller (Image ID 32349)
Varied Triller
Gary King
Viewed: 1
Gentoo Penguin (Image ID 32348)
Gentoo Penguin
Gregory Cowle
Viewed: 4
Fairy Tern (Image ID 32347)
Fairy Tern
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 5
Blue-winged Kookaburra (Image ID 32346)
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 6
Intermediate Egret (Image ID 32345)
Intermediate Egret
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 8
Comb-crested Jacana (Image ID 32344)
Comb-crested Jacana
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 5
White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Image ID 32343)
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 6
Rainbow Bee-eater (Image ID 32342)
Rainbow Bee-eater
Gary King
Viewed: 7
White-necked Heron (Image ID 32341)
White-necked Heron
Gary King
Viewed: 5
White-faced Heron (Image ID 32340)
White-faced Heron
Hayley Alexander
Viewed: 4
Crested Tern (Image ID 32339)
Crested Tern
Hayley Alexander
Viewed: 2
White-eared Monarch (Image ID 32338)
White-eared Monarch
Hayley Alexander
Viewed: 9
Brown Quail (Image ID 32337)
Brown Quail
Hayley Alexander
Viewed: 4

Our latest photo competition, Birds in Arid Habitats, closed for entries on 8th October; it is now open for members to vote for their choice of the top five images, in each of the three competition levels. 

If you're unsure of how to vote, the Competition Voting page should help you.

Voting for this Current Competition will be open until 7 PM (AEST) Monday 29th October 2018.

Member voting for the Small is Splendid competition, which closed for entries on 13th August and for voting on 3rd September, 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 – Small is Splendid

This category attracted 51 entries, from 15 photographers. 41 members voted, with the following result:

Intermediate Level – Small is Splendid

This category attracted 97 entries, from 33 photographers. 34 members voted, with the following result:

Entry Level – Small is Splendid

This category attracted 40 entries, from 14 photographers. 38 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.

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.

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.

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

Intermediate Egret (Image ID 32345)
Intermediate Egret
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 8
New Holland Honeyeater (Image ID 32333)
New Holland Honeyeater
Philip Karstadt
Viewed: 21
Brown-headed Honeyeater (Image ID 32310)
Brown-headed Honeyeater
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 19
Australian Pied Oystercatcher (Image ID 32304)
Australian Pied Oystercatcher
Hayley Alexander
Viewed: 23
Ostrich (Image ID 32303)
Ostrich
Con Boekel
Viewed: 19
Little Lorikeet (Image ID 32294)
Little Lorikeet
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 35
Northern Giant-Petrel (Image ID 32276)
Northern Giant-Petrel
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 27
Australian Pied Oystercatcher (Image ID 32272)
Australian Pied Oystercatcher
Terence Alexander
Viewed: 21
Black Swan (Image ID 32252)
Black Swan
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 45
Cotton Pygmy-goose (Image ID 32234)
Cotton Pygmy-goose
Warren Bennett
Viewed: 36

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