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  • Musk Duck

    Musk Duck.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Eurasian Coot

    Eurasian Coot.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Rainbow Lorikeet

    Rainbow Lorikeet.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Great Egret

    Great Egret.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Australian Shelduck

    Australian Shelduck.   Photographer: Rob Parker

In 2014 the BirdLife Photography Committee initiated a review of the structure and function of its digital image library, the on-going repository of Australian bird images submitted by BirdLife Photography members to promote a visual appreciation of our unique birdlife and to provide a digital resource for related educational and conservation purposes.  As a consequence of this review, the Committee decided to initiate a restructure of the image library to meet the evolving needs of BirdLife Photography and its parent organisation, BirdLife Australia.  The restructure commenced in January 2015 and is a continuing process.

The first phase expands the structure of the image library with three additional galleries, one of which is the New Images Gallery (NIG).  This gallery came into operation in April 2015.  It accepts most images submitted by our members; everything except images in a 1400x450 format used in the slide-show panel on some of this website's pages, which are submitted to the Slides gallery; Photo Competition entries, which are submiited to the competition galleries; and submissions for the Creative Images and Science & Conservation galleries.  Images submitted to the NIG are subjected to a moderation process undertaken by an in-house, experienced moderating panel, before appearing on the website; each day the Latest Images column on our Home page shows all images that were published the previous day, if there were none (a situation that seldom occurs), the content remains unchanged from the previous day.  Images are usually published within a day or two of submission; occasionally, the moderation process may take longer if the bird is difficult to identify.  In addition, the moderating panel may select high-quality images, or images of rare or uncommon birds (possibly of lower quality), to appear in the Recent Picks column on our Home page.  Published images remain in the NIG for a month, and are then transferred to the Main Library.  They will then be scheduled for appraisal by the Working Groups assigned to the Premier Bird Images Gallery and the Bird Identification Gallery.

Recent Picks

Bar-tailed Godwit, Hudsonian Godwit (Image ID 29569)
Bar-tailed Godwit, Hudsonian Godwit
Con Duyvestyn
Viewed: 36
Whiskered Tern (Image ID 29555)
Whiskered Tern
Peter Owen
Viewed: 44
Red-browed Finch (Image ID 29549)
Red-browed Finch
Bill Harding
Viewed: 27
Little Wattlebird (Image ID 29512)
Little Wattlebird
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 61
Brush Bronzewing (Image ID 29505)
Brush Bronzewing
Doug Castle
Viewed: 57
European Goldfinch (Image ID 29476)
European Goldfinch
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 74
Purple Swamphen (Image ID 29474)
Purple Swamphen
William Betts
Viewed: 56
Bar-tailed Godwit, Hudsonian Godwit (Image ID 29469)
Bar-tailed Godwit, Hudsonian Godwit
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 55
White-throated Needletail (Image ID 29464)
White-throated Needletail
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 51
Crimson Finch (Image ID 29454)
Crimson Finch
Bill Harding
Viewed: 42

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