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  • Australian Pelican

    Australian Pelican.   Photographer: Anna Browne

  • Pied Stilt

    Pied Stilt.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Intermediate Egret

    Intermediate Egret.   Photographer: Peter Bennet

  • Golden-headed Cisticola

    Golden-headed Cisticola.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • White-winged Fairy-wren

    White-winged Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

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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

Crescent Honeyeater (Image ID 31596)
Crescent Honeyeater
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 2
Australian Magpie, Little Eagle (Image ID 31595)
Australian Magpie, Little Eagle
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 3
Great Crested Grebe (Image ID 31594)
Great Crested Grebe
Athena Georgiou
Viewed: 2
Blue-billed Duck (Image ID 31593)
Blue-billed Duck
Athena Georgiou
Viewed: 2
Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Image ID 31592)
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Athena Georgiou
Viewed: 3
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 31591)
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 3
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 31590)
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 1
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 31589)
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 1
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 31588)
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 3
Nankeen Kestrel (Image ID 31587)
Nankeen Kestrel
Con Duyvestyn
Viewed: 4
Beach Stone-curlew (Image ID 31586)
Beach Stone-curlew
Con Duyvestyn
Viewed: 4
Tawny Frogmouth (Image ID 31585)
Tawny Frogmouth
Con Duyvestyn
Viewed: 5
Whimbrel (Image ID 31584)
Whimbrel
Con Duyvestyn
Viewed: 4

Our latest photo competition, Small is Splendid, closed for entries on 13th August; 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 3rd  September 2018

Member voting for the Being Blue competition, which closed for entries on 23rd April and for voting on 14th May, has been analysed and the results for the top 5 images (or more in the case of a tie) 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 – Being Blue

This category attracted 51 entries, from 17 photographers. 46 members voted, with the following result:

Intermediate Level – Being Blue

This category attracted 94 entries, from 33 photographers. 49 members voted, with the following result:

Entry Level – Being Blue

This category attracted 44 entries, from 15 photographers. 47 members voted, with the following result:

Congratulations to all these photographers for their quality images.

The next competition will be “Small is Splendid”.  Your entries should feature a bird, or birds, with a maximum size (as noted in field guides) of 20cm.  This competition was originally planned to open for entries in May, and for voting in June.  However, both our Photo Competition coordinators will be away at the end of the submission period, so we have decided to postpone this competition until they return.  The revised dates for this competition, and those following in this year, are shown on the 2018 Competition Themes page.  The gap in our competition program will be filled by the Australian Bird Photographer of the Year competition.

 

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

Crescent Honeyeater (Image ID 31596)
Crescent Honeyeater
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 2
Yellow-rumped Mannikin (Image ID 31489)
Yellow-rumped Mannikin
Gary King
Viewed: 42
White-quilled Rock-Pigeon (Image ID 31486)
White-quilled Rock-Pigeon
Gary King
Viewed: 39
Golden Whistler (Image ID 31396)
Golden Whistler
Bill Harding
Viewed: 40
Wedge-tailed Eagle (Image ID 31394)
Wedge-tailed Eagle
David Newell
Viewed: 44
Brown Skua (Image ID 31274)
Brown Skua
William Betts
Viewed: 29
Striated Pardalote (Image ID 31267)
Striated Pardalote
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 60
Blue-winged Kookaburra (Image ID 31179)
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 64
Victoria's Riflebird (Image ID 31164)
Victoria's Riflebird
Bill Harding
Viewed: 79
White-browed Robin (Image ID 31161)
White-browed Robin
Bill Harding
Viewed: 70

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