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  • Noisy Miner

    Noisy Miner.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Variegated Fairy-wren

    Variegated Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Spotted Whistling-Duck

    Spotted Whistling-Duck.   Photographer: Michael Schmid

  • Australasian Grebe

    Australasian Grebe.   Photographer: Doug Castle

  • Yellow-throated Miner

    Yellow-throated Miner.   Photographer: David Newell

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

Salvin's Albatross (Image ID 30296)
Salvin's Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 13
Snares Penguin (Image ID 30292)
Snares Penguin
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 17
White-faced Heron (Image ID 30217)
White-faced Heron
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 30
Great Knot (Image ID 30216)
Great Knot
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 21
Golden Whistler (Image ID 30215)
Golden Whistler
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 41
Buller's Albatross (Image ID 30202)
Buller's Albatross
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 49
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 30196)
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 40
Black Kite (Image ID 30183)
Black Kite
Joan Mitchell
Viewed: 65
White-chinned Petrel (Image ID 30184)
White-chinned Petrel
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 38
South Polar Skua (Image ID 30178)
South Polar Skua
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 55

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