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  • White-faced Heron

    White-faced Heron.   Photographer: Chris Dubar

  • Pied Stilt, Pacific Black Duck

    Pied Stilt, Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Great Egret

    Great Egret.   Photographer: Judy Leitch

  • Superb Parrot

    Superb Parrot.   Photographer: Judy Leitch

  • Australian Pelican

    Australian Pelican.   Photographer: Judy Leitch

Jen CarrI live in Ocean Grove, Victoria, which is on the Bellarine Peninsula, around 100 kms from Melbourne.  The Bellarine is a great place for bird watching, as there are farming, ocean, lake, and a few bush habitats to explore.  I have two daughters, and when my youngest daughter was four my husband died of cancer.  I work as a midwife at Geelong Hospital, which is a busy and responsible job.  A few years ago I brought a camera, enrolled in a photography course and started photographing the birds I spotted around the local area.  I became hooked on taking photos, and I found it to be a relaxing outlet for the stresses of work and bringing up my girls on my own.  I became so passionate about birds that I started writing a fortnightly column for the local paper - the ‘Ocean Grove Voice’ - and I really tried to improve my photography so that my images looked semi-professional in the paper.  I have also had a few photography exhibitions, and have had my photos published in several local guides, including ‘The History of the Ocean Grove Nature Reserve’ and ‘Discover the Real Ocean Grove’.  I have found that BLP is a very supportive community and does help with improving both post processing and photography techniques.

Recent Picks

Black-faced Monarch (Image ID 29164)
Black-faced Monarch
John Barkla
Viewed: 11
Wild Turkey (Image ID 29155)
Wild Turkey
John Barkla
Viewed: 28
Black-naped Tern (Image ID 29152)
Black-naped Tern
John Barkla
Viewed: 24
Masked Woodswallow (Image ID 29151)
Masked Woodswallow
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 31
Barn Owl (Image ID 29147)
Barn Owl
Doug Castle
Viewed: 35
Rufous Treecreeper (Image ID 29140)
Rufous Treecreeper
Georgina Steytler
Viewed: 44
Aleutian Tern (Image ID 28918)
Aleutian Tern
Gary Dunnett
Viewed: 30
Aleutian Tern (Image ID 28916)
Aleutian Tern
Gary Dunnett
Viewed: 30
Papuan Frogmouth (Image ID 29117)
Papuan Frogmouth
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 57
Brown Falcon (Image ID 29114)
Brown Falcon
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 51

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