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    Freckled Duck.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

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    Grey Fantail.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

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    Magpie Goose.   Photographer: Murray Chambers

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    White-winged Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

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    Eastern Rosella.   Photographer: Richard Smart

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Australian Bird Photographer of the Year

 

Do your photos have what it takes to win you the title of

Australian Bird Photographer of the Year?

Entries open on 18th June.

This Search facility will search all website content, uploaded documents, and images.  Some content on this site is restricted to BLP members; visitors may not be able to access all the items found.  The search options button on the All Photos page (on the Photo Gallery drop-down menu), and on individual gallery pages, provides more options for searching images only.

Latest Images

Nankeen Kestrel (Image ID 31123)
Nankeen Kestrel
Jennifer Carr
Viewed: 15
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Image ID 31122)
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater
Jennifer Carr
Viewed: 9
Australasian Grebe (Image ID 31121)
Australasian Grebe
Blake Samuels
Viewed: 10
Little Pied Cormorant (Image ID 31120)
Little Pied Cormorant
Blake Samuels
Viewed: 8
Grey Fantail (Image ID 31119)
Grey Fantail
Blake Samuels
Viewed: 8
Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Image ID 31118)
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Blake Samuels
Viewed: 8
Australian Hobby (Image ID 31117)
Australian Hobby
Graeme Lembcke
Viewed: 12
Spotted Harrier (Image ID 31116)
Spotted Harrier
Graeme Lembcke
Viewed: 22

Member voting for the Being Blue competition, which closed for entries on 23rd April and for voting on 14th May, has been analysed and the results for the top 5 images (or more in the case of a tie) in each category are listed here.  In line with many other bird/wildlife photo competitions, we present the results in the following manner: the Winner is the image which received the most votes; and we also show the next four highest placed images, rating them as Highly Commended if they received at least 90% of the votes for the winning image, and Commended for scores less than that.

Advanced Level – Being Blue

This category attracted 51 entries, from 17 photographers. 46 members voted, with the following result:

Intermediate Level – Being Blue

This category attracted 94 entries, from 33 photographers. 49 members voted, with the following result:

Entry Level – Being Blue

This category attracted 44 entries, from 15 photographers. 47 members voted, with the following result:

Congratulations to all these photographers for their quality images.

The next competition will be “Small is Splendid”.  Your entries should feature a bird, or birds, with a maximum size (as noted in field guides) of 20cm.  This competition was originally planned to open for entries in May, and for voting in June.  However, both our Photo Competition coordinators will be away at the end of the submission period, so we have decided to postpone this competition until they return.  The revised dates for this competition, and those following in this year, are shown on the 2018 Competition Themes page.  The gap in our competition program will be filled by the Australian Bird Photographer of the Year competition.

 

A new Bird Identification Challenge is now available for our members.  The theme is "Wonderful Wanderers"; it focuses on seabirds that are constantly on the wing - Petrels, Shearwaters and Albatrosses.  This is the first ID Challenge from our new ID Challenge Coordinators, McKinley Moens and Diana Womersley.  This one was set by McKinley, and in a change from previous ID Challenges, it requires you to do a little more than just identify the species; there are three associated questions, which are displayed in the ID Challenge page.

This challenge will consist of two rounds, with twelve images in each.  Each round will be open for two weeks.  Round 1 opens on 12th May, and will close on 26th May, when it will be replaced with Round 2.  To access the ID Challenge, you must be logged in to the website; when you are, the ID Challenge will be available on the Photo Gallery menu.  Simply open that page, enter your answers for each image in the comments box under the image, then click the Submit button at the bottom of the page to submit your answers.  A copy of your answers will be emailed to you.

Enjoy this Challenge!

BirdLife Photography is pleased to announce the launch of the Australian Bird Photographer of the Year competition, being jointly organised by BirdLife Australia and BirdLife Photography.  The Australian Bird Photographer of the Year competition will showcase both the beauty and vulnerability of our unique birdlife; we anticipate some great images of Australian avifauna.  The competition will be open to any person to submit images of Australian birds, in the following categories:

  • Bird Portrait
  • Bird Behaviour
  • Birds in the Landscape
  • Human Impact
  • Creative/Fine Art
  • Special theme: Black-cockatoos
  • There is also a Youth (under 18 years) category encompassing any of these categories.

Full details of the competition will be provided in the following months as we move towards opening the competition for entries in the mid-year; please keep a watch for further announcements and get busy with your cameras.

In the past week or so (early April), we've had several members contact us to report that they have been unable to upload images to our galleries; the upload would hang, sometimes reporting a timeout error, sometimes with no error message.  It appears that a recent update to the Safari web browser - the default for Apple systems - is the cause of this behaviour.  Our advice to Safari users who experience this problem is to change to an alternative web browser; we recommend either Chrome or Firefox.

Member voting for the On The Beach competition, which closed for entries on 26th February and for voting on 19th March, has been analysed and the results for the top 5 images in each category are listed here.  In line with many other bird/wildlife photo competitions, we present the results in the following manner: the Winner is the image which received the most votes; and we also show the next four highest placed images, rating them as Highly Commended if they received at least 90% of the votes for the winning image, and Commended for scores less than that.

Advanced Level – On The Beach

This category attracted 66 entries, from 20 photographers. 41 members voted, with the following result:

Intermediate Level – On The Beach

This category attracted 104 entries, from 32 photographers. 41 members voted, with the following result:

Entry Level – On The Beach

This category attracted 47 entries, from 16 photographers. 46 members voted, with the following result:

Congratulations to all these photographers for their quality images.

The February 2018 Newsletter is now available for members to download, via the Resources - Libraries & Documents page.  The complete newsletter, and all articles as individual files, are available.

On the Libraries and Documents page (from the link above), click on the folder name 'Newsletters', then click on the folder name '2018', and finally click on the folder name 'February'.  Note that you need to click on the text; clicking on the folder icon will not work (although we would really like it to!).  You must be logged in to the website to access this newsletter and/or its articles. If you are not logged in, you will only see newsletters which are more than two years old.  There is a log-in module on the Libraries and Documents page.  If you are currently logged in to the website you can go directly to this newsletter by clicking here.  [Note: this is another large newletter, and it may take a minute or two to open.]

Enjoy this newsletter.

Recent Picks

Blue Rock-Thrush (Image ID 31113)
Blue Rock-Thrush
William Betts
Viewed: 25
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (Image ID 31109)
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 26
Striated Fieldwren (Image ID 31106)
Striated Fieldwren
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 20
Australasian Bittern (Image ID 31063)
Australasian Bittern
Graeme Lembcke
Viewed: 52
Western Wattlebird (Image ID 31035)
Western Wattlebird
William Betts
Viewed: 54
Whistling Kite (Image ID 31029)
Whistling Kite
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 81
White-browed Scrubwren (Image ID 30996)
White-browed Scrubwren
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 60
Orange-bellied Parrot (Image ID 30993)
Orange-bellied Parrot
Con Duyvestyn
Viewed: 68
Eastern Curlew (Image ID 30990)
Eastern Curlew
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 65
Orange-bellied Parrot (Image ID 30985)
Orange-bellied Parrot
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 69

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