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  • Australian Wood Duck

    Australian Wood Duck.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Glossy Ibis

    Glossy Ibis.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Cape Barren Goose

    Cape Barren Goose.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Great Cormorant

    Great Cormorant.   Photographer: Jill Wilson

  • Red-rumped Parrot

    Red-rumped Parrot.   Photographer: Chris Dubar

Rob Parker

I started my birding back in the 1970s as a "holiday bird watcher", often around the Gippsland Lakes or the NSW south coast.  No bird photography then, only the occasional holiday shots with a Pentax Me 35mm film camera.  It wasn't until digital SLR cameras became available that I ventured into bird photography, starting with a Canon EOS 350D and Canon 75-300mm lens around 2004.  In November 2006, I attended a BOCA weekend photography course organised by Bob Young, at Little Desert - and then I was hooked.  Soon after came a 150-500mm Sigma lens.  In 2008 I was one of the foundation members of PhotoBOCA (which became BirdLife Photography in 2012), and I became a committee member in May 2010; I have remained a committee member since then.  And my gear these days is a Canon 7D MkII, Canon 100-400mm MkII lens, and 1.4x MkIII teleconvertor.

Most of my professional career was as a chemist, in Weapons Systems Division of the Defence Science & Technology Organisation; I retired as a Senior Research Scientist in 1998.  Subsequently, I spent a number of years developing MS Access database applications as a contractor to DSTO.  These days I'm mainly occupied with running the BLP website and editing our Newsletter - but I do manage to get in some bird photography, and also an annual overseas trip, some exotic (Antarctica, South America, Svalbard and still on the bucket-list, the Galapagos), and some simply touristing.

Recent Picks

Intermediate Egret (Image ID 32345)
Intermediate Egret
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 8
New Holland Honeyeater (Image ID 32333)
New Holland Honeyeater
Philip Karstadt
Viewed: 21
Brown-headed Honeyeater (Image ID 32310)
Brown-headed Honeyeater
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 19
Australian Pied Oystercatcher (Image ID 32304)
Australian Pied Oystercatcher
Hayley Alexander
Viewed: 23
Ostrich (Image ID 32303)
Ostrich
Con Boekel
Viewed: 19
Little Lorikeet (Image ID 32294)
Little Lorikeet
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 35
Northern Giant-Petrel (Image ID 32276)
Northern Giant-Petrel
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 27
Australian Pied Oystercatcher (Image ID 32272)
Australian Pied Oystercatcher
Terence Alexander
Viewed: 21
Black Swan (Image ID 32252)
Black Swan
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 45
Cotton Pygmy-goose (Image ID 32234)
Cotton Pygmy-goose
Warren Bennett
Viewed: 36

CONTACT US

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