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  • Painted Finch

    Painted Finch.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Whistling Kite

    Whistling Kite.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Green Oriole

    Green Oriole.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Eurasian Coot

    Eurasian Coot.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Rainbow Lorikeet

    Rainbow Lorikeet.   Photographer: Richard Smart

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Photography has been a keen interest since childhood but bird photography didn’t really figure prominently until I got my first DSLR in 2013.  My knowledge of birds has grown rapidly since and I enjoy greatly getting out and seeing birds and learning about them but I consider myself a photographer first.  More generally, I’ve had a life-long passion for nature and the natural world.  This also led to involvement in environmental activism during my university years in the 1970s and early 80s in Queensland, a tough time for the environment and conservation in that state.

I was born and raised in Brisbane but have lived in Canberra since, reaching here via the USA and Adelaide.  While I have a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology, I gave away the idea of a research career when I moved to Canberra in 1885 to join the Australian Public Service where I worked in a variety of jobs until retiring in 2013.

I am also currently a member of the board of PhotoAccess which promotes photographic-based art in the ACT and is one of the ACT government's designated key arts organisations.

Recent Picks

Antarctic Petrel (Image ID 29963)
Antarctic Petrel
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 14
Great-billed Heron (Image ID 29951)
Great-billed Heron
Murray Chambers
Viewed: 38
Grey-tailed Tattler (Image ID 29943)
Grey-tailed Tattler
Gary Dunnett
Viewed: 20
Campbell Albatross (Image ID 29932)
Campbell Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 23
Buller's Albatross (Image ID 29931)
Buller's Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 38
White-bellied Storm-Petrel (Image ID 29910)
White-bellied Storm-Petrel
Doug Castle
Viewed: 27
White Tern (Image ID 29920)
White Tern
Annette Sibson
Viewed: 60
Whistling Kite (Image ID 29904)
Whistling Kite
Bill Harding
Viewed: 37
Red-backed Fairy-wren (Image ID 29911)
Red-backed Fairy-wren
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 61
Mulga Parrot (Image ID 29907)
Mulga Parrot
Bill Harding
Viewed: 40


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