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  • Jacky Winter

    Jacky Winter.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Grey Fantail

    Grey Fantail.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Golden-headed Cisticola

    Golden-headed Cisticola.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Pink-eared Duck

    Pink-eared Duck.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Crimson Rosella

    Crimson Rosella.   Photographer: Doug Castle

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The next BirdLife Photography Biennial Conference (previously Digital Photography In The Bush) will be held in Fremantle, WA, on 21st & 22nd September 2019.

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

Welcome Swallow (Image ID 32719)
Welcome Swallow
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 13
Australian Reed-Warbler (Image ID 32718)
Australian Reed-Warbler
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 9
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Image ID 32717)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Ray Fox
Viewed: 5
Superb Parrot (Image ID 32716)
Superb Parrot
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 9
White-faced Heron (Image ID 32715)
White-faced Heron
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 6
Osprey (Image ID 32714)
Osprey
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 12
Dusky Moorhen (Image ID 32713)
Dusky Moorhen
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 13
Nankeen Kestrel (Image ID 32712)
Nankeen Kestrel
Ray Fox
Viewed: 11
Glossy Ibis, Pied Stilt (Image ID 32711)
Glossy Ibis, Pied Stilt
Ray Fox
Viewed: 11
Pied Heron (Image ID 32710)
Pied Heron
Keith Wilcox
Viewed: 9
New Holland Honeyeater (Image ID 32709)
New Holland Honeyeater
Allan Rose
Viewed: 12
New Holland Honeyeater (Image ID 32708)
New Holland Honeyeater
Allan Rose
Viewed: 9
New Holland Honeyeater (Image ID 32707)
New Holland Honeyeater
Allan Rose
Viewed: 9

Our final photo competition for this year is Feeding.  For this competition we ask our members to submit pictures of birds which are feeding either themselves or another bird, or with food/prey in their bill.  We will consider drinking to be a feeding action.  If you are considering an image of a bird feeding another bird, please remember that we will NOT publish pictures of nestlings.

This competition is open to members for submission of entries until 6PM (AET) Monday 10th December 2018.  Images for this competition must have been taken within the last two years.  Images submitted to previous competitions, or to the New Images gallery, may be submitted to this competition; if you choose to do this, you must resubmit the image to the competition gallery; you can no longer move images from another existing gallery.  See the Photo Gallery - Competitions section for full details and rules of our competitions, and quick access to the current competition galleries.

Member voting for the Birds in Arid Habitats competition, which closed for entries on 8th October and for voting on 29th October, 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 – Birds in Arid Habitats

This category attracted 39 entries, from 12 photographers. 37 members voted, with the following result:

Intermediate Level – Birds in Arid Habitats

This category attracted 70 entries, from 22 photographers. 35 members voted, with the following result:

Entry Level – Birds in Arid Habitats

This category attracted 19 entries, from 5 photographers. 40 members voted, with the following result:

Congratulations to all these photographers for their quality images

 

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.

The BirdLife Photography Annual Award for 2017 - our most prestigious award - goes to Ian Wilson.  This award is made to the member who excels against the following criteria:

  • submits at least 24 high quality images to the image galleries on the website during the calendar year,
  • participates in at least 50% of the Current Competitions organised during the calendar year,
  • actively contributes to at least one of a range of BirdLife Photography activities, events, project or resources that benefit our members.

Ian’s contributions, against these criteria, were as follows:

  • Submitted nearly 200 images to non-competition galleries. 34 of these appeared in the “Recent Picks” sidebar.
  • Entered every competition during 2016, winning the Member’s Voting award in two of six competitions for the year; many other competition entries received commended results.
  • Won the Gold Medal in the Advanced Competition Photographer of the Year.
  • Contributed two major technical articles to our newsletters.
  • Was one of the most active contributors, both with new topics and responding to other posts, to our Forum.
  • Commented on 32 images submitted to the Critique Gallery.

Ian’s contribution to BirdLife Photography throughout 2017 was truly outstanding, and we congratulate – and thank - him for his efforts.  This is the second of these Awards that Ian has won; it is a well-deserved recognition of his continued contributions to BirdLife Photography.

The award is presented as a multi-faceted crystal, with a frosted white-on-crystal BLP logo and laser inscription, in a velvet presentation case.

Best Photograph of the Year - DSLR Camera

Imperial Shag - Catherine Noone

Imperial Shag

 

Best Photograph of the Year - Non-DSLR Camera

Australian Pelican - Anna Browne

Australian Pelican

The winners of these Photographs of the Year received a BLP gold medal.

Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded for results in each level of every competition held in 2017.  These awards are based on the results from both Mystery Reviewers and Member Voting, and competition participation.  The medals, in their display cases, are shown below.

BLP Medals

Advanced Level

  • Gold Medal - Ian Wilson
  • Silver Medal - Tim Van Leeuwen
  • Silver Medal – Con Boekel
  • Bronze Medal – Glenn Pure

Intermediate Level

  • Gold Medal – William Betts
  • Silver Medal – Doug Castle
  • Bronze Medal – Sandy Castle

Entry Level

  • Gold Medal – Douglas Coughran
  • Silver Medal - William Woodhouse
  • Bronze Medal – Anne Burgess

Most Improved Photographer of the Year

A Certificate for Most Improved Photographer of the Year was awarded to Anna Browne.

Recent Picks

Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove (Image ID 32704)
Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove
Deanne Gaskill
Viewed: 33
Australian Spotted Crake (Image ID 32691)
Australian Spotted Crake
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 32
Yellow Thornbill (Image ID 32666)
Yellow Thornbill
Bill Harding
Viewed: 41
Southern Scrub-robin (Image ID 32644)
Southern Scrub-robin
William Betts
Viewed: 31
Pectoral Sandpiper (Image ID 32643)
Pectoral Sandpiper
Catherine Noone
Viewed: 39
Bar-tailed Godwit (Image ID 32627)
Bar-tailed Godwit
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 47
Tawny Frogmouth (Image ID 32604)
Tawny Frogmouth
Keith Fisher
Viewed: 31
Mangrove Robin (Image ID 32603)
Mangrove Robin
Chris Dubar
Viewed: 32
Glossy Ibis (Image ID 32519)
Glossy Ibis
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 43
Australasian Gannet (Image ID 32507)
Australasian Gannet
David Newell
Viewed: 31

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