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  • Great Cormorant

    Great Cormorant.   Photographer: Jill Wilson

  • Pied Cormorant

    Pied Cormorant.   Photographer: Jill Wilson

  • Red-kneed Dotterel

    Red-kneed Dotterel.   Photographer: Doug Castle

  • White-naped Honeyeater

    White-naped Honeyeater.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Australasian Gannet

    Australasian Gannet.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

Rob Parker

I started my birding back in the 1970s as a "holiday bird watcher", often around the Gippsland Lakes or the NSW south coast.  No bird photography then, only the occasional holiday shots with a Pentax Me 35mm film camera.  It wasn't until digital SLR cameras became available that I ventured into bird photography, starting with a Canon EOS 350D and Canon 75-300mm lens around 2004.  In November 2006, I attended a BOCA weekend photography course organised by Bob Young, at Little Desert - and then I was hooked.  Soon after came a 150-500mm Sigma lens.  In 2008 I was one of the foundation members of PhotoBOCA (which became BirdLife Photography in 2012), and I became a committee member in May 2010; I have remained a committee member since then.  And my gear these days is a Canon 7D MkII, Canon 100-400mm MkII lens, and 1.4x MkIII teleconvertor.

Most of my professional career was as a chemist, in Weapons Systems Division of the Defence Science & Technology Organisation; I retired as a Senior Research Scientist in 1998.  Subsequently, I spent a number of years developing MS Access database applications as a contractor to DSTO.  These days I'm mainly occupied with running the BLP website and editing our Newsletter - but I do manage to get in some bird photography, and also an annual overseas trip, some exotic (Antarctica, South America, Svalbard and still on the bucket-list, the Galapagos), and some simply touristing.

Recent Picks

Dusky Gerygone (Image ID 31866)
Dusky Gerygone
William Betts
Viewed: 22
Spotted Pardalote (Image ID 31864)
Spotted Pardalote
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 31
Variegated Fairy-wren (Image ID 31833)
Variegated Fairy-wren
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 37
Silver Gull (Image ID 31811)
Silver Gull
Anna Browne
Viewed: 43
Pacific Gull (Image ID 31810)
Pacific Gull
David Seymour
Viewed: 37
Mangrove Robin (Image ID 31806)
Mangrove Robin
William Betts
Viewed: 39
Black-tailed Treecreeper (Image ID 31765)
Black-tailed Treecreeper
William Betts
Viewed: 42
Grey Teal (Image ID 31752)
Grey Teal
Athena Georgiou
Viewed: 52
Rainbow Bee-eater (Image ID 31721)
Rainbow Bee-eater
David Newell
Viewed: 57
Brown Falcon (Image ID 31718)
Brown Falcon
Catherine Noone
Viewed: 63

CONTACT US

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