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  • Australasian Grebe, Little Black Cormorant

    Australasian Grebe, Little Black Cormorant.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Grey-tailed Tattler

    Grey-tailed Tattler.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Pacific Black Duck

    Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Little Kingfisher

    Little Kingfisher.   Photographer: Rhys Clarke

  • Golden-headed Cisticola

    Golden-headed Cisticola.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

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

Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (Image ID 29982)
Tawny-crowned Honeyeater
David Newell
Viewed: 5
Fork-tailed Swift (Image ID 29981)
Fork-tailed Swift
Andrew Crouch
Viewed: 4
Antarctic Petrel (Image ID 29963)
Antarctic Petrel
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 24
Great-billed Heron (Image ID 29951)
Great-billed Heron
Murray Chambers
Viewed: 44
Grey-tailed Tattler (Image ID 29943)
Grey-tailed Tattler
Gary Dunnett
Viewed: 27
Campbell Albatross (Image ID 29932)
Campbell Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 30
Buller's Albatross (Image ID 29931)
Buller's Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 45
White-bellied Storm-Petrel (Image ID 29910)
White-bellied Storm-Petrel
Doug Castle
Viewed: 33
White Tern (Image ID 29920)
White Tern
Annette Sibson
Viewed: 70
Whistling Kite (Image ID 29904)
Whistling Kite
Bill Harding
Viewed: 40


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