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  • Dusky Moorhen

    Dusky Moorhen.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Gouldian Finch

    Gouldian Finch.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Golden-headed Cisticola

    Golden-headed Cisticola.   Photographer: Peter Bennet

  • Black-eared Cuckoo

    Black-eared Cuckoo.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Satin Bowerbird

    Satin Bowerbird.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

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

Little Wattlebird (Image ID 29512)
Little Wattlebird
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 40
Brush Bronzewing (Image ID 29505)
Brush Bronzewing
Doug Castle
Viewed: 35
European Goldfinch (Image ID 29476)
European Goldfinch
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 53
Purple Swamphen (Image ID 29474)
Purple Swamphen
William Betts
Viewed: 44
Bar-tailed Godwit, Hudsonian Godwit (Image ID 29469)
Bar-tailed Godwit, Hudsonian Godwit
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 37
White-throated Needletail (Image ID 29464)
White-throated Needletail
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 37
Crimson Finch (Image ID 29454)
Crimson Finch
Bill Harding
Viewed: 28
Black Butcherbird (Image ID 29445)
Black Butcherbird
Gary King
Viewed: 43
Masked Lapwing (Image ID 29388)
Masked Lapwing
Ray Fox
Viewed: 66
Forest Raven (Image ID 29387)
Forest Raven
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 70

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