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  • Crimson Rosella

    Crimson Rosella.   Photographer: Doug Castle

  • Australian Pelican

    Australian Pelican.   Photographer: Rob Parker

  • Australian Wood Duck

    Australian Wood Duck.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Sooty Oystercatcher

    Sooty Oystercatcher.   Photographer: Dick Jenkin

  • South Polar Skua

    South Polar Skua.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

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

Yellow-rumped Mannikin (Image ID 31489)
Yellow-rumped Mannikin
Gary King
Viewed: 37
White-quilled Rock-Pigeon (Image ID 31486)
White-quilled Rock-Pigeon
Gary King
Viewed: 34
Golden Whistler (Image ID 31396)
Golden Whistler
Bill Harding
Viewed: 32
Wedge-tailed Eagle (Image ID 31394)
Wedge-tailed Eagle
David Newell
Viewed: 41
Brown Skua (Image ID 31274)
Brown Skua
William Betts
Viewed: 25
Striated Pardalote (Image ID 31267)
Striated Pardalote
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 57
Blue-winged Kookaburra (Image ID 31179)
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 58
Victoria's Riflebird (Image ID 31164)
Victoria's Riflebird
Bill Harding
Viewed: 76
White-browed Robin (Image ID 31161)
White-browed Robin
Bill Harding
Viewed: 67
Nankeen Kestrel (Image ID 31160)
Nankeen Kestrel
Joan Mitchell
Viewed: 70

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