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  • White-fronted Chat

    White-fronted Chat.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Yellow White-eye

    Yellow White-eye.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Little Egret, Plumed Whistling-Duck

    Little Egret, Plumed Whistling-Duck.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

    Sharp-tailed Sandpiper.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Banded Stilt

    Banded Stilt.   Photographer: Stephen Garth

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

Swamp Harrier (Image ID 30663)
Swamp Harrier
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 12
Rufous-crowned Emu-wren (Image ID 30644)
Rufous-crowned Emu-wren
Andrew Crouch
Viewed: 28
Tasmanian Native-hen (Image ID 30640)
Tasmanian Native-hen
David Newell
Viewed: 14
Royal Penguin (Image ID 30605)
Royal Penguin
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 29
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren (Image ID 30599)
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren
Ken Black
Viewed: 42
Southern Boobook (Image ID 30598)
Southern Boobook
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 37
Chirruping Wedgebill (Image ID 30582)
Chirruping Wedgebill
Doug Castle
Viewed: 54
Light-mantled Sooty Albatross (Image ID 30576)
Light-mantled Sooty Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 35
Pacific Gull (Image ID 30563)
Pacific Gull
David Newell
Viewed: 42
Soft-plumaged Petrel (Image ID 30553)
Soft-plumaged Petrel
William Betts
Viewed: 47

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